Fast Food Linked to Asthma, Eczema Among Children, Study Finds

Need a little incentive to stay out of the drive thru lane for fast food? A new study finds a link between allergic asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis among children and eating fast food three or more times in a week.

The collaborative research project, which involved more than 100 countries and nearly 2 million children, is the largest study of its kind.

Study authors noted that the study showed an association which does not prove that eating fast food causes asthma or allergies, only that there is a link between the two. The study was published in the journal Thorax.

“If the association between fast foods and the symptom prevalence of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema is causal, then the findings have major public health significance owing to the rising consumption of fast foods globally,” the authors wrote.

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