Wednesday , January 27 2021

Eating fish twice a week reduces asthma

Morning– Eating fatty fish such as salmon and sardines twice a week can reduce the symptoms of asthma in children, according to a recent Australian study.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Australian "Latrobe" University, according to the Arabic language, and published their findings, in the latest issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, quoted by the Anatolia agency.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease resulting from the presence of inflammation and respiratory spasm, which is a blockage that affects males and females at all stages of life and is the breathing and breathing speed, and cough and chest.

Asthma is closely related to allergies and affects people, especially children, who have genetic factors for some allergens, such as dust, cats, mice and pancakes.

To achieve the results of the study, the team undertook a clinical trial that included 64 children in Greece, aged between 5 and 12 who suffered mild asthma.

The first two portions of cooked fish of at least 150 grams per meal per week were part of a diet based on the Mediterranean diet for 6 months, while the second group did not eat fish.

At the end of the study period, researchers found that the group that ate fish reduced bronchitis and decreased asthma symptoms, compared to the other group.

The diet of the people of Europe is limited to the Mediterranean, depending on olive oil as the main source of fat, besides eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts and eating fish and poultry at least twice a week and reducing ingestion of red meat

The researchers found that children with asthma who followed a diet rich in fatty fish improved pulmonary function after 6 months.

The results are added to a growing number of evidence that a healthy diet can be a possible treatment for childhood asthma, Dr. Dra. Maria Barrickmel, the team leader.

"A diet high in fat, sugar and salt can affect the development of asthma in children and now we have evidence that asthma symptoms can also be treated through healthy eating."

"Fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties. The study shows that eating fish only twice a week can significantly reduce pulmonary inflammation in children with asthma," he said.

These acids are derived from vegetable sources such as flax seeds and oils such as soybean oil and canola or fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, horse, sardines, fish oil and seaweed.

Eating fatty fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, plays a role in the growth and development of nervous tissue, which improves intelligence. Fatty acids also play a role in the production of melatonin, which regulates sleep and wakefulness.

Research has shown that foods rich in fatty acids help protect children from aggressive and destructive behavior, protecting them from bone cancer and preventing bone cancer.

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