A new health study finds that junk food could lead to asthma and eczema in children. The research involved people in more than 50 countries. It found that teenagers who ate junk food three times a week, such as burgers, were 39% more likely to get severe asthma. Younger kids had a 27% greater risk.
Both age groups were also more likely to get the eye condition rhinoconjunctivitis. The study also found that healthy food had the opposite effect. Eating fruits and vegetables three times a week cut the risk of getting the eye condition by 14% in the younger group and 11% in the teenaged group.