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Fast food linked to childhood asthma and eczema

Consumption of fast food more than three times a week is associated with increased risks of severe asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children, according to an international study.

Data from over 500,000 children and adolescents around the world indicated that the severity of asthma, rhinitis and eczema were all linked to a fast food diet.

Conversely, consumption of fruit more than three times a week was associated with reduced symptom severity in children with all three conditions.

While the results do not prove cause and effect, the study’s authors said the findings had major public health significance and should be investigated further.

Read more at Murdoch Children's Research Institute

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