Does fish consumption reduce asthma?
Especially in this day and age, more and more people are suffering from asthma. Many children also suffer from this disease. Researchers have now found that using fatty fish, which is part of a healthy diet, can reduce the symptoms of asthma in children.
Researchers at La Trobe University have found in their current study that eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines can reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma. Doctors published the results of the study in the English magazine "Human Nutrition and Dietetic Magazine".
Fish for childhood asthma treatment?
An international research team found that asthmatic children who consumed a healthy, fat-rich Mediterranean diet, improved lung function after six months. The results suggest that a healthy diet could be a potential treatment for childhood asthma.
Diet significantly affects the risk of asthma
It is already known that a high-fat diet, sugar and salt can be affected by the development and progression of asthma's childhood. Now there is evidence that asthma symptoms can be controlled through healthy eating, says Maria Papamichael of La Trobe University.
The fish protect children from asthma twice a week
The hard fish contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids. They are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The study shows that eating fish twice a week can help reduce childhood asthma. Experts explain that in addition to the traditional Mediterranean diet rich in plant foods and oily fish, it could be a simple, safe and effective way to reduce the symptoms of childhood asthma.
Doctors are seeking new asthma treatment
Asthma is the most common respiratory disease in young people and one of the main reasons for maintaining hospitals and emergency services. The global asthma level is very high. It is imperative to identify new therapies that can be used with traditional asthma medications.
What is the consumption of fish for children?
The study was attended by 64 children aged 5 to 12 from Greece. All participants suffered from mild asthma. The studies were divided into two groups. One group had to eat two meals cooked oily fish (at least 150 grams) for six months a week. The rest of the children kept a normal diet. At the end of the study, doctors found that children in the group who consume fish regularly reduced bronchial inflammation by 14 units. (As)