Can fish consumption reduce asthma?
Especially in this day and age, more and more people suffer from asthma. Many children also suffer from the disease. Researchers have now found that eating fatty 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. Doctors published the results of their study in the journal "Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics".
Fish for the treatment of childhood asthma?
The international research group found that children with asthma who consumed a healthy, high-fat Mediterranean diet improved lung function after six months. The results suggest that a healthy diet may be a potential treatment for childhood asthma.
Diet has a major impact on the risk of asthma
It is known that a diet rich in fat, sugar and salt can influence the development and progression of childhood asthma. Now there is evidence that asthma symptoms can be controlled through a healthy diet, says study author Maria Papamichael of La Trobe University.
Twice a week fish protects children from asthma
Fatty fish contains many omega-3 fatty acids. These are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The study shows that eating fish twice a week can help reduce childhood asthma. In addition to a traditional Mediterranean diet rich in vegetable foods and oily fish, this may be a simple, safe and effective way to relieve the symptoms of childhood asthma, experts say.
Doctors are looking for new therapies for the treatment of asthma
Asthma is the most common respiratory disease in young people and a major reason for hospital admissions and emergency care. The worldwide rate of asthma is very high. It is imperative to identify new therapies that can be used in conjunction with conventional asthma medications.
What does fish consumption do for children?
The study included 64 children aged 5 to 12 years in Greece. All participants had mild asthma. Subjects were divided into two groups for the study. One group had to eat two meals of cooked fat fish (at least 150 grams) per 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 the regularly consuming fish group had their bronchial inflammation reduced by 14 units. (THE)