Diet and way of life have an effect on everything from weight to heart disease to diabetes and increased cholesterol. Not surprisingly, a diet heavy on fast food burgers is having a result on our children—not just their waistlines but in an amplified incidence of asthma.
While it might not be burgers, per se, that cause the asthma, the standard of living connected with eating fast food numerous times per week is a strong option. A group of researchers from Germany, Spain and Britain calculated existing data on 50,000 children in twenty countries around the world, finding that nations that had diets heavy on junk food had a higher incidence of asthma in children.
Lead examiner Gabriele Nagel, of the Institute of Epidemiology at Ulm University in Germany mentioned that is a sign that the link is not strongly connected to the food itself, but that burgers are a proxy for other way of life and environmental factors like obesity and lack of exercise.
In opposition, those children whose diet was heavy on fish, fruits and vegetables had a lower incidence of asthma. Nagel explained that diets high in fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and other biologically active factors which may contribute to the positive consequence.
Food that is heavy and high in fat has a two times whammy consequence on asthmatics by causing inflammation of the airway and inhibiting their response to albuterol, a ordinary asthma medication. Australian researchers with the University of Newcastle presented confirmation last month at a health meeting in New Orleans that high-fat foods play a position in airway inflammation. Asthma occurs when the lungs become inflamed and constricted. When the airway is as well inflamed, there is a major impact on already difficult breathing conditions.