Fast food linked to asthma risk

A diet high in fast food seems to increase the risk of asthma in young children and adolescents

By Nathan Seppa, 11:55 AM February 8, 2013

A diet high in fast food seems to increase the risk of asthma in young children and adolescents, survey data from more than a half-million people finds. Consuming milk and fruit at least three times a week appears to protect against the breathing disorder in all youngsters, while vegetables, eggs and cereal in the diet seem to reduce the odds of asthma in young kids more than in adolescents.

Dozens of countries contributed dietary information from standard questionnaires to the study, publi...

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