Navigation Links
A warning for children consuming hamburgers: Asthma

The drive against fast foods catches on with yet another research study which says that eating junk food may raise the risk of asthma and wheezing problems in children. //

Researchers found that kids who ate hamburgers more than once a week were twice more likely to have asthma attacks and wheezing. Other takeaway food and fizzy drinks were found to increase the risk of asthma.

Children who ate at least one hamburger a week were 75 percent more likely to have asthma and 100 percent more likely to have wheezing problems, according to the study.

The study was led by Dr. Kristen Wickens of the Wellington Asthma Research Group based at the Wellington Medical School in New Zealand.

Researchers were able to correlate the consumption of fast food with the increased risk of asthma and allergy.

The study involved 1,321 children between the ages of 10 and 12, who participated in an International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood known as ISAAC. Both their diet and asthma symptoms were recorded.

Compared with those who never ate hamburgers, those frequently consuming hamburgers had an elevated risk of experiencing asthma symptoms. Higher consumption of hamburgers led to a higher incidence of asthma.

Asthma is a disease more commonly found in developed countries than in developing countries. Asthma is suspected to be linked with the westernized diet, higher living standard, decreasing physical activity and increased pollution.

The pollution theory does not stand to reason. Tokyo has a higher pollution, but lower asthma rate, while a higher incidence rate of asthma is found in the Scottish island of Skye where there is almost no pollution.

"The high salt content in hamburgers may increase the risk of wheezy illness.” said Dr. Wickens

Asthma caused 12.7 million doctor visits, 1.2 million hospital outpatient visits, 1.9 million emergency department visits, 484,0 00 hospitalizations and 4,261 deaths in the US in 2003, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: Wellington Medical School
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Asthma! A new warning for heart disease
2. Snoring could be a warning
3. FDA issues warning for Droperidol
4. FDA fish warning criticized
5. FDA warnings against use of antipsychotic drugs for elderly
6. FDA gives “black box warning” against three asthma drus
7. Fresh warnings to doctors regarding abortion pill
8. Erectile dysfunction: an early warning sign of clinically silent coronary artery disease?
9. A cholesterol warning for young adults
10. New warning signs for child meningitis
11. Opposition: Government turned a deaf ear to warnings about dwindling health care services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. ... from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating ... one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that ... e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest decision ... value to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art ... relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of ... full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has ... of the current process. Many of them do not even ... technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ... it at such a high cost that the majority of ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: