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 found that consuming fatty fish as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma.
Researchers from 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 English 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 and fat-rich diet have improved pulmonary function after six months. The results suggest that a healthy diet can be a possible treatment for childhood asthma.
Diet has a big impact on the risk of asthma
It is already known that a diet high 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, from La Trobe University.
Twice a week the fish protects children from asthma
Fatty fish contain 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, it could be a simple, safe and effective way to alleviate 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 among young people and one of the main reasons for hospital stays and visits to emergency rooms. The world rate of asthma is very high. It is imperative to identify new therapies that can be used together with conventional asthma medications.
Who consumes the consumption of fish to children?
The study included 64 children from 5 to 12 years of age in Greece. All participants suffered mild asthma. The subjects were divided into two groups for the study. One group had to eat two cooked fat meals (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 group who regularly consumed fish had a reduced bronchial inflammation in 14 units. (A)