How Is Junk food affecting children these days? The study shows that high levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGE’s) are associated with food allergies in kids. In London, researchers have found that most of the children are consuming a lot of Junk food, which results in food allergies in children. The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that high level of advanced glycation end- products (AGEs)are associated with food allergies in kids.AGEs (Advanced Glycation end) products are present in high levels in Junk foods such as processed foods, microwaved foods, sugars, and roasted and barbequed foods.
According to the researchers, these preservatives in the food are known to play a role in the development and progression of the different oxidative-based diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and neurological disorders. The researcher team in London has observed that 61 children between the age group of 6 to 12 years. These were identified in three categories- (i) with food allergies, (ii) respiratory allergies, (iii) healthy controls.
Roberto Berni Canani, an associate professor at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, said that the study had revealed a significant correlation between AGEs and junk food consumption.