Fast Food Risks in Kids

Eating fast foods three or more times per week is associated with a 70% higher risk of severe eczema and a 39% higher risk of asthma in teens, according to a recent multi-center, multi-country study. Even consumption of fast foods 1-2 times per week significantly increases the risk of wheezing and asthma in children. Interestingly,…

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Exporting Health Risks via Fast Foods

Chinese Singaporeans who consume Western-style fast foods at least 2 times per week are at 27% greater risk for diabetes and 56% greater risk  for coronary heart disease compared to those who rarely or never eat these foods. The researchers behind this study examined data from the Singapore Chinese Health Study, which involves almost 65,000…

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Fast Foods Associated with Depression

Could depression be linked to the consumption of baked goodies and fast food? Spanish researchers followed almost 9000 people who had never been diagnosed with depression or taken anidepressants. Over 6 years, they found that those who ate the most fast foods (hamburgers, sausages, and pizza) and processed pastries (muffins, donuts, and croissants) were 37%…

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