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Children who consume fast food regularly are more likely to develop eczema

Diet, health, nutrition

· health,Lifestyle,nutrition

Did you know that… children who consume fast foods are more likely to develop eczema?

The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), is a worldwide epidemiological research program, which was established in 1991 and was completed in 2012.


The study investigated asthma, rhinitis (runny nose) and eczema in children.

One of the many findings published from the ISAAC program was that there was an association found between the consumption of fast foods and the development of eczema, asthma, and rhinoconjunctivitis (i.e. hayfever).

Children who ate fast foods at least three times a week, were more likely to develop eczema, hayfever and asthma.

For adolescents and children, a potential protective effect on severe asthma was associated with consumption of fruit, 3 times or more, per week.

If your child has bad eating habits and they suffer from eczema, asthma or hayfever, maybe you should look into seeing a doctor that specialises in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.