Can fish consumption reduce asthma?
Especially in this day and age, more and more people suffer from asthma. Many children also suffer from illness. Researchers have now discovered that consuming fat fish as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma.
Researchers at La Trobe University have found in their current research that eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines can reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma. The doctors published the results of their work in the English Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Fish for the treatment of asthma in childhood?
An international research team found that children with asthma who consumed a healthy, rich Mediterranean diet improved their lung function after six months. The results suggest that a healthy diet can be a potential treatment for asthma in childhood.
Nutrition has a significant impact on the risk of asthma
It is already known that diet with fats, sugar and salt can affect the development and progression of asthma in childhood. Now there is evidence that asthma symptoms can be managed with a healthy diet, says study author Maria Papamichael of La Trobe University.
Twice a week fish protect children from asthma
The fatty fish contain a multitude of omega-3 fatty acids. They are known for their antiinflammatory properties. The study shows that eating fish twice a week can help reduce asthma in childhood. In addition to traditional Mediterranean foods rich in plant foods and fatty fish, this could be a simple, safe and effective way to alleviate the symptoms of asthma, experts explain.
Doctors are looking for new therapies to treat asthma
Asthma is the most common respiratory disease among young people and one of the main reasons for staying in the hospital and visiting emergency services. The worldwide rate of asthma is very high. It is necessary to identify new therapies that can be used with conventional asthma drugs.
What did the fish spend on children?
The study included 64 children aged 5 to 12 from Greece. All participants suffered from mild asthma. The subjects were divided into two study groups. One group had to eat two meals of cooked fatty fish (at least 150 grams) a week for a period of six months. The remaining children maintained their normal diet. At the end of the study, doctors found that children in a group that regularly consumed fish had a reduction in bronchial inflammation by 14 units. (As)