Research has found that substances present in ripe meats are associated with increased wheezing in children
The researchers examined 4,388 children between the years 2 and 17 of the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is designed to evaluate the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States through interviews and physical examinations.
The researchers used NHANES survey data to evaluate dietary advanced glycation end-products and associations between meat consumption frequencies and respiratory symptoms.
They found that the intake of high advanced glyation end-products was significantly associated with increased odds of wheezing, which significantly disrupted sleep and exercise, including wheezing, and required a prescription drug.
Similarly, excess intake of non-seafood meats was associated with whey-disrupted sleep and wheezing that required a prescription drug.
“We found that diets were associated with increased consumption of advanced glycation and-products, derived from the large-scale intake of non-seafood meats, an increased risk of wheezing in children, regardless of overall dietary quality or established diagnosis of asthma,” said Jing Genie Wang, lead author of the study and former fellow of the Icaan School of Medicine in Mount Sinai.