What a whopper: Junk food linked to asthma and allergic disease

It's likely nutritional deficits contribute to asthma progression, research suggests

Junk food is undoubtedly linked to the obesity epidemic but research now shows that regular meals of burgers and fries can also increase the risk of asthma and allergic diseases.

cartoon on burgers and asthma

In the first systemic review to examine the issue, researchers showed that fast food was significantly associated with asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis and rhino-conjunctivitis, with hamburgers identified as the main driver of this association.

And there was a dose-response relationship: Eating fast food three or more