Thursday, June 3, 2010

Why a burger diet raises a child's risk of asthma

Children who tuck into three or more burgers a week are more likely to suffer from asthma and wheezing, say researchers.
But they claim the extra risk may not be caused by the meat-rich diet itself, but by a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The study, which looked at 50,000 children from 20 countries, found a Mediterranean-style diet cut youngsters' risk of asthma.
Parents were asked about their children's eating habits and whether they had ever suffered from asthma or wheezing.