Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods. Part 3 of 3

Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods – Part 3 of 3

Healthy compounds like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nourishing fats are essential players in whole-body immunity. Kids eating fast food regularly are subject not only to the disease-promoting and inflammatory effects of trans and saturated fats, excess sodium and subtle carbohydrates but also likely to suffer from deficiencies of essential health-promoting compounds.

“This can lead to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, behavior problems, and as this study suggests, in any way asthma, eczema and colds”. Eating at home more often not only saves money but also keeps families healthier “For example, you can make healthy fast-food dishes in your own kitchen, such as black bean veggie burgers on whole-wheat buns with tomato and avocado, mashed potatoes with low-fat out and olive oil or roasted sweet potato fries,” she suggested.

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Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods. Part 2 of 3

Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods – Part 2 of 3

Kids and their parents were asked about whether they suffered from asthma or runny or blocked nose along with itchy and watery eyes and eczema. Participants also described in component what they ate during the week. Fast food was linked to those conditions in both older and younger children.


Consuming three or more weekly fast food meals was associated with a 39 percent increased chance of severe asthma among teens And three such meals for younger children was associated with a 27 percent increased risk of severe asthma, as well higher imperil of rhinitis and eczema. Fruit, however, appeared to reduce the incidence and severity of these conditions for all the children, and for incidence and severity of wheeze and rhinitis among the teens.

According to Williams, three or more weekly servings of fruit reduced the frigidity of symptoms 11 percent among the teens and 14 percent among the children. When looked at closely, the data among children was not as convincing as mid teens. However, fast food meals were still associated with symptoms except for current eczema, and in poorer countries, except for current and severe asthma.

So “Eating fast food is not in good health for a multitude of reasons,” said Samantha Heller, an exercise physiologist and clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. It’s notorious for being principal in sodium, saturated fat, trans fats and refined and processed carbohydrates, and low in essential healthy nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, healthy unsaturated fats and fiber. “I cannot picture any parent would choose the convenience of fast food over their child’s health if they fully understood how deleterious a diet of fast and junk food is to children”.

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Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods. Part 1 of 3

Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods – Part 1 of 3

Alleria Closely Associated To The Use Of Products From Fast Foods. Kids who tie on the nosebag fast food three or more times a week are favoured to have more severe allergic reactions, a large new international study suggests. These include bouts of asthma, eczema and hay fever (rhinitis). And although the study doesn’t assay that those burgers, chicken snacks and fries cause these problems, the evidence of an association is compelling, researchers say. “The study adds to a growing body of evidence of the possible harms of fast foods,” said bookwork co-author Hywel Williams, a professor of dermato-epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, in England.

So “Whether the evidence we have found is strong enough to recommend a reduction of fast food intake for those with allergies is a matter of debate”. These decision are important because this is the largest study to date on allergies in young people across the world and the findings are remarkably consistent globally for both boys and girls and regardless of family income. “If true, the findings have big catholic health implications given that these allergic disorders appear to be on the increase and because fast food is so popular”.

However, Williams cautioned that fast food might not be causing these problems. “It could be due to other factors linked to behavior that we have not measured, or it could be due to biases that turn up in studies that measure disease and ask about previous food intake”. In addition, this association between fast foods and severe allergies does not inescapably mean that eating less fast food will reduce the severity of disease of asthma, hay fever or eczema (an itchy skin disorder).

The report was published in the Jan 14, 2013 online number of Thorax. Williams and colleagues collected data on more than 319000 teens aged 13 and 14 from 51 countries and more than 181000 kids aged 6 and 7 from 31 countries. All of the children were fragment of a single study on child asthma and allergies.

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Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia. Part 3 of 3

Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia – Part 3 of 3

The most plausible reason why suppressing acid in the stomach might raise the risk of pneumonia is that stomach acid acts as a barrier helping to control detrimental bacteria and pathogens. Not enough stomach acid to do the job may allow pathogens to flourish and end up in the lungs.

Yet no one is questioning the importance of PPIs and H2 blockers in treating GERD, said Dr Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose and throat poison at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Reflux is painful and uncomfortable, and there’s also debate among the scientific community as to whether it might spread the risk for a certain type of esophageal cancer.

Research regarding the connection has had mixed results. Reflux can also cause acids from the stomach to get into the airways and inflame the bronchial tubes, raising the risk of infection. “Not taking your PPIs can solicit risk of bronchitis, sinusitis and maybe pneumonia I have a lot of patients on PPIs and H2 blockers and have never seen any of them end up with pneumonia as a result”.

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Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia. Part 2 of 3

Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia – Part 2 of 3

An review of 23 randomized clinical trials found people taking H2 blockers had a 22 percent increased chance of getting hospital-acquired pneumonia. “Gastroenterologists in general have become more cognizant of the fact that these drugs can have some string effects,” said Dr Michael Brown, a gastroenterologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “For a long time, we were very happy to suppress people’s acid without thinking about the consequences. Now we are starting to assist some issues”.


Hospital patients are often given acid-suppressing drugs, with studies showing them prescribed to as many as 40 to 70 percent of hospitalized patients. The authors suggest these drugs may be a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. The philosophy is that patients in intensive care units have decreased blood flow to the stomach, which can lead to ulcers and bleeding, a life-threatening condition that PPIs can prevent.

The problem is that many patients prescribed the drugs in the convalescent home also go home with a prescription and continue taking PPIs, perhaps unnecessarily. According to the study, one in every 200 inpatients treated with acid-suppressing medications will develop pneumonia.

The increased risk isn’t huge, but it’s still meaningful. “These drugs are given out with candy. You are talking about very large numbers of people taking the drugs. The study found a moderate increase in pneumonia, but, given the very munificent numbers of people who use these drugs, it’s very significant”.

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Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia. Part 1 of 3

Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia – Part 1 of 3

Some Pills For Heartburn Increased The Risk Of Pneumonia. Popular heartburn drugs, including proton quiz inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, may put up the risk of pneumonia, new research finds. Researchers in Korea analyzed the results of 31 studies on heartburn drugs published between 1985 and 2009. “Our results suggest that the use of acid suppressive drugs is associated with an increased jeopardy of pneumonia,” said Dr Sang Min Park of the department of family medicine at Seoul National University Hospital in Korea. “Patients should be circumspect at overuse of acid-suppressive drugs, both high-dose and long duration”.

Sales of these enormously popular drugs – the second best-selling category of medications worldwide – reached nearly $27 billion in the United States in 2005, according to upbringing information in the study, published Dec 20, 2010 in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) restrict acid production in the stomach and are used to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastric ulcers. They include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and esomeprazole (Nexium).

Histamine-2 receptor antagonists, often called H2 blockers, use a another mechanism to reduce stomach acid and include cimetidine (Tagamet), famotidine (Pepcid), nizatidine (Axid) and ranitidine (Zantac). According to Consumer Reports, sales of a Nexium matchless hit $4,8 billion in 2008. Yet recently, studies have raised concerns about the drugs. Several studies have linked PPIs to a higher danger of fractures and an infection with a bacterium called Clostridium difficile.

Some previous studies also linked heartburn drugs to a higher risk of pneumonia, but the research has been mixed, according to the study authors. Their meta-analysis combined the results of eight observational studies that found that taking PPIs increased the chances of developing pneumonia by 27 percent, while taking H2 blockers resulted in a 22 percent increased stake of pneumonia.

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Healthy Eating While Pregnant. Part 3 of 3

Healthy Eating While Pregnant – Part 3 of 3

Mothers provided hair’s breadth samples during pregnancy to measure levels of prenatal mercury exposure. Mercury exposure did not correlate with lower test scores, the researchers concluded, and some of the Seychelles children now have been observed living healthy, sane lives into their 20s. The latest findings suggest that the oil in fish might counteract damage caused by mercury. Mercury ended up associated with developmental damage only in children whose mothers had steep levels of meat-related omega 6 fatty acids but low levels of omega 3s from fish oil, researchers found.

And “The theory is that mercury exposure confers toxicity because it induces oxidation in the kindly body, which often results in inflammation. These omega 3s are more anti-inflammatory. The idea would be that they would reduce the level of inflammation in the mother, softening any effect that mercury might have on the unborn child”. Riley said expecting women should continue to avoid fish known to have high levels of mercury, including shark, swordfish and king mackerel.

But, she said the takeaway implication from this study is simple: “Go ahead and eat fish”. Avoiding fish known to be high in mercury “would be reasonable. But I wouldn’t limit the amount of fish and shellfish”. The review – funded by the US National Institutes of Health and the Seychelles government – was published Jan vp rx wapy. 21 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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