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Childhood Asthma Attributed to Burgers & Junk Food!

Updated on April 11, 2012
Cut back on the burgers!
Cut back on the burgers!

Kids & Asthma & Hamburgers DON'T Mix!

A new study has found that kids that consume burgers three or more times per week, have a greater chance of contracting asthma. Diets high in fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, seem to stem the risk. 

The study covered 50,000 children across the globe and found that the incidence of asthma was much higher in richer countries, where kids ate the greatest amounts of junk food. 

Your kids must eat more fruits and vegetables!
Your kids must eat more fruits and vegetables!

The Study and What It Found...

The study was conducted by Gabriele Nagel of the Institute of Epidemiology at Ulm University, Germany. The results indicate that a meat-heavy diet in itself wasn't particularly indicative of asthma, but rather signaled poor life-style habits which could affect the disease. In other words: the more burgers the kids consumed, the worse their lifestyle habits and the greater their risk for asthma.

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, with their high antioxidant properties, have positive effects when it comes to asthma, especially those foods rich in Vitamin C, which improve lung function.

Don't forget the exercise!
Don't forget the exercise!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...

What this means is that kids need a healthy diet and exercise!

Over 10 million children are diagnosed with asthma in the U.S. Don't let your child be one of them. Increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat, particularly those with high Vitamin C content, and make sure they get exercise daily! And cut back on the burgers!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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