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:7/26/2017)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... braces,” said Dr. Ahmed Mauassra, from San Jose, Calif., “so we invented the MAGNETIC/ ... remove the bracket portion of orthodontic braces. In doing so, it offers an effective ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Team Type 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization ... affected by diabetes, is excited to announce the 106 college athletes with type 1 ... Established in 2005, the Team Type 1 Foundation has bestowed a total of 271 ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Isodiol International ... cannabis innovator, specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products, announces the ... to June 30, 2017. Iso International LLC recorded unaudited fiscal Q1 profits of ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... , ... The number of adults 65 years or older is expected to ... control in the population are not well described. In a study published in The ... of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), researchers identified factors associated ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... Creative Pharmacist ... to provide the Pharmacist eCare Plan to Computer-Rx pharmacies through the ... the ability to develop the Pharmacist eCare Plan, a shared document detailing a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/13/2017)... 13, 2017  Centurion Medical Products, a leader in medical product ... fecal impaction removal device for hospice patient care. ... Centurion Medical Products ... Patient pain management and emotional comfort are part ... alleviate patient pain while preventing unneeded emergency department admission due to ...
(Date:7/12/2017)... July 12, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... generic companies to resolve pending patent litigation in the U.S. ... regarding the Cialis ® (tadalafil) unit dose ... 26, 2020. As part of the agreement, Cialis exclusivity is ... 2018. "The unit dose patent for Cialis is ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  Sysmex America, Inc., ... diagnostic testing equipment as well as middleware information ... way to make quality assurance easier and more ... is well known for the innovation that it ... Monitor elevates quality assurance processes to a new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: