The NewsYet – Junk food consumption ups allergy risk in kids – Business Standard
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The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that high levels of advancedglycation end-products(AGEs) are associated withfoodallergies in kids.
AGEs are present in high levels in junk foods such as sugars, processed foods, microwaved foods and roasted or barbequed meats. They are known to play a role in the development and progression ofdifferent oxidative-based diseasesincluding diabetes,atherosclerosisand neurological disorders, said the researchers.
For the study, the research team observed 61 children aged between 6 and 12 years. They were identified in three categories – those with food allergies, those withrespiratory allergiesand healthy controls.
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