Is your runny nose the flu or fast food?
Dr. David Samadi explains
- Duration 2:46
- Date Jan 15, 2013
Dr. David Samadi explains
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Yeah it was.
-- -- nasty flu season with an outbreak that has -- much of the country into a -- but that runny nose may not be the -- it could be.
Fast -- researchers looking at nearly.
Half a million children at 51 countries say they found a -- between fast food consumption and severe asthma eczema and allergies in children.
How high is the risk of your child getting sick.
Like David somebody from the medical fox medical eighteen is here.
He's the vice chairman of the department of urology and chief for robotics and -- minimally invasive surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine -- that's all we have time for us but I'm kidding probably -- I don't believe this I think the there're there are what is it in fast food that could be causing symptoms like the runny nose.
Will this study does -- really going to.
They talk about the environmental factors that -- other things that can cause it's gonna analogies but fast food how does that happen.
It's did this study doesn't prove it but he -- -- good association.
Between fast food and in this kind of allergies and asthma in children.
What they have done is they have looked over 400000.
Kids in many different continents from Asia Africa US and other places.
He also took in that consideration.
Poor vs rich white vs black and they really -- all of that and what they're finding out is that if you are consuming about three servings of fast food a week.
You have over 39%.
Increase in the chance of getting asthma and allergies and this is it -- really important news to a lot of parents now whether it's the hygiene theory.
Maybe our kids are really being with the hand wash and all of his hands and it's had a vision.
They're not getting enough exposure to bacteria did not -- -- -- immune system now they're getting this fast with a -- other things -- done maturity got the difference between a runny nose.
An asthma is massive right.
But that's true because in one of it is a real cold one of them is actually the effect of the immune system or your body absolutely but what we've learned from this is.
That the kids actually who consumed a lot of -- of vegetables.
He didn't have as many reactions.
Whether this is really affecting your bowels and DiMarco floor.
Or also what they're finding is interest thing is that vitamin C which is a big anti inflammatory process was really low.
So causes -- vitamin C and test -- -- it -- -- and effected this system and it lower somehow did you know cause more of these anti inflammatory so we know that vitamin C is a good antioxidants.
And it also prevents a lot of people from getting this asthma.
So the big lesson to a lot of parents is really cut down on the not to -- -- fast would you feed your children.
And add more fruits and vegetables -- of the health -- news got to leave it there inducted David Smyth thank you so good to see your.