[QODLink]
Europe

Study links fast food to childhood asthma

Researchers say high levels of saturated fats in fast food may compromise children's immune systems.
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2013 20:33

Researchers have found a link between severe childhood asthma and fast food.

A new study in the medical journal Thorax found that three or more weekly servings of junk food substantially increased the risk among teens and young children.

The study says it could be the food’s high concentrations of saturated fats that compromise the immune system of children, making them more prone to a whole range of health problems.

Al Jazeera's Simon MacGregor-Wood reports from London.

76

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.