Study: Kids, Fast Food and Asthma

A new study from the University of Alberta released today found a connection between children eating fast food and asthma.

Kids eating fast food can negate the benefit of breast-feeding in preventing the onset of asthma, according to the findings.

The study looked at the effects of fast food consumption in children eight to ten years-old.

Even if the child was breast-fed, which is supposed to reduce a child's chance of developing asthma, fast food can cancel those positive protective effects.

The study's author said she's unsure why fast food may cause the results. But she believes it's the high sodium content.

Anita Kozyrskyj with the University of Alberta said, "Those that ate fast food more than twice a week, they were more likely to have asthma.”

Researchers profiled about 725 Manitoba children; 250 had asthma.

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