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Poor diet causes asthma and eczema in children

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Eating fast food three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, according to researchers from the University of Auckland.

Data from 500,000 children globally, reveals poor diet may be to blame for rising levels of these allergy-related conditions. According to the study, those who ate fast food, such as take-away burgers (containing high levels of saturated- and trans-fatty acids), risked severe asthma, eczema and itchy, watery eyes. But the study also suggests eating fruit (rich in anti-oxidants) can protect children from these conditions.

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