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 English journal "Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics".
Fish for the treatment of childhood asthma?
The international research team found that children with asthma who ate a healthy, high-fat Mediterranean diet had improved lung function after six months. The results show that a healthy diet could be a possible cure for childhood asthma.
The diet has a significant impact on the risk of asthma
It is already known that a diet high in fat, sugar and salt can affect the development and development of childhood asthma. Now there are indications that asthma symptoms can be addressed through a healthy diet, says study author Maria Papamichael of La Trobe University.
Twice a week fish protect 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 asthma. In addition to a traditional Mediterranean diet that is rich in herbal foods and oily fish, this could be a simple, safe and effective way to alleviate asthmatic children's symptoms, experts say.
Doctors are looking for new treatments for the treatment of asthma
Asthma is the most common respiratory disease among young people and one of the main reasons for hospital visits and emergency visits. The global rate of asthma is very high. It is imperative to identify new therapies that can be used alongside conventional asthma medications.
What did fish eat to children?
The study comprised 64 children aged 5 to 12 years old from Greece. All participants suffered from mild asthma. Individuals were divided into two groups for study. One group had to eat two meals of cooked fatty fish (at least 150 grams) per week for a six-month period. The rest of the children kept their usual diet. At the end of the study, doctors found that the children in the group who were eating fish normally had reduced their bronchial inflammation by 14 units. (As)