A recent study has suggested that there may be strong links between eating fast food regularly and asthma rates among children. Named as the “International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood”, it showed that there was a thirty nine percent increase in asthma rates among young teenagers who eat more that three fast food meals a week with a twenty seven percent increase among younger children.
Over half a million children took part in the study with participants from over fifty different countries. The old “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” saying came into play with up to a fourteen percent reduction in asthma rates being reported if fruit was consumed regularly.
A spokeswoman from Asthma UK spoke of an accumulating mount of evidence in regards to the results of the study and welcomed the prospect of further investigation.