Fast Food May Worsen Asthma or Allergies

Don’t you love watching your kids spring into spring? The budding trees and flowers, the fresh air, and … the sneezing and runny noses? There’s nothing like an allergy or attack of asthma to ruin a perfectly good day. Allergies can take the spring out of your kids’ steps, but whether your kid will get worse or improve, may be decided by a burger and fries.

According to a large international study, eating three or more weekly servings of fast food is linked to worsening severity of allergic asthma, eczema, and rhinitis among children.

On the other hand, fruits seem to protect kids from all three conditions, while eating three or more weekly portions of fruit was linked to a reduction in symptom severity.

Further research may lead to many people changing their diets to reduce hay fever and other allergies—especially if they sneeze their way through the spring.

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