According to a new study carried out on an international scale, children and adolescents who eat either fast food, or other culinary delights labeled as “junk” on a regular basis are more likely to develop asthma, allergies and eczema than the kids whose diet is a tad healthier are.
The researchers who looked into this issue say that all it takes for a kid or a teen to become more prone to being affected by said medical conditions is having him/her eat junk food at least three times per week.
On the other hand, kids and teens who snacked on fruits and vegetables every once in a while (i.e. about three times per day) were less likely to get sick and require medical attention.
TVNZ quotes Professor Innes Asher, presently working with the University of Auckland in New Zealand, who commented on the findings of this study as follows:
“Everything [must be eaten] in moderation. People shouldn't be eating fast food three times a week, there's a lot of potential for bad things in fast food so we should be clever about it.”