Can the use of fish reduce asthma?
Especially in this age, more and more people are suffering asthma. Especially children often suffer from the disease. Researchers have now found that eating fatty fish as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of asthma and children.
Researchers at the University of La Trobe have found in their current research that eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines can reduce the symptoms of asthma and children. The doctors announced the results of their study in the English magazine "Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics".
Fish for the treatment of childhood asthma?
The international study found that children with asthma eating a healthy, rich Mediterranean diet had improved the function of the lungs after six months. The results suggest that a healthy diet could be a possible treatment for childhood asthma.
A diet has a major impact on the risk of asthma
It is already known that high diet in fat, sugar and salt can influence the development and progression of childhood asthma. There is now evidence that asthma can be controlled through a healthy diet, says study author, Maria Papamichael, University of La Trobe.
Fish twice a week protects children from asthma
Fatty fish contains many omega-3 fatty acids. These are known about their anti-inflammatory properties. The study shows that eating twice a week can help reduce childhood asthma. In addition to a traditional Mediterranean diet that is rich in plant and oily fish foods, this could be a simple, safe and effective way to reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma, explain experts.
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 emergency room visits. The global rate of asthma is very high. It is essential to identify new therapies that can be used alongside conventional asthma medicines.
What did the use of fish for children do?
The study included 64 children between the ages of 5 and 12 from Greece. All participants were mild asthma. The subjects were split into two groups for the study. One group had to eat two meals of cooked foods (at least 150 grams) per week for a period of six months. The rest of the children maintained their usual diet. At the end of the study, the doctors found that children in the regular group of fish had reduced their bronchial inflammation by 14 units. (As)