Burger Diet Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

Children who eat three or more burgers a week may be at a higher risk of asthma.

Researchers studied data on 50,000 children across the world. The link between burgers and asthma was strongest in rich nations where diets with high levels of junk food are more common.

According to Reuters:

“A meat-heavy diet itself has no bearing on the prevalence of asthma ... Yet, frequent burger eating could be a signal for other lifestyle factors which raise asthma risk.”

A healthy diet may help alleviate asthma symptoms. In particular, foods rich in vitamin C have been linked to better lung function.

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