A report published yesterday by the journal Thorax suggested that kids who eat fast food more than three times a week or greater are likely to have more severe allergic reactions.
Allergic reactions include eczema, rhinitis (hay fever), and bouts of asthma.
The study shows evidence of the possible harms of fast foods. It does not prove that the foods themselves cause the problems because fast food eaters may have other things in common. The study does however give scientists new clues in the search for environmental factors that might be contributing to a worldwide surge in allergic disorders. Among the dietary suspects: Certain fats, salt, sugar and preservatives are among the dietary suspects. More research is ongoing.