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Processed meat is linked to asthma symptoms, study finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6807 (Published 22 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6807
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Eating cured and processed meat such as ham and salami seems to be associated with worsening asthma symptoms, a study in the journal Thorax has found. Four or more weekly servings of processed meat seemed to have the greatest effect on symptoms.1

The researchers used data from the Epidemiological Study on the Genetics and Environment of Asthma (EGEA), a prospective study that has been tracking asthma patients from five cities in France. …

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