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Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

People with asthma often have lower than average levels of antioxidants, and supplementing the diet may help ease symptoms, according to new research. A report from the Asthma & Allergy Research Institute in Australia states that low antioxidant levels, particularly of vitamin C, may influence severity of asthma. Looking at the antioxidant levels of 81 [...]

Antioxidants improve kids’ asthma

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to the World Health Organization, Mexico City has some of the worst air quality in the world. So two local hospitals were motivated to research alternatives to help alleviate asthma symptoms in young children, focusing on how antioxidants may influence the inflammatory response to ozone, a pollutant found in smog. At the Hospital Infantil [...]

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a researcher from the University of Connecticut Health Center, the enzyme bromelain appears to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Dr Eric Secor tested three groups of mice with acute asthma over eight days with either a placebo or two doses of bromelain. Bromelain is extracted from pineapple plants. Secor found that the supplement [...]

Cut asthma risk with antioxidants

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A study by scientists at the Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine in Slovakia found that people with asthma had lower levels of antioxidants than did healthy people. In this study, the levels of the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) were measured in 56 asthmatic people, aged 19 to 72 years. [...]

Fish oils ease asthma symptoms

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Asthma is one of the most common illnesses, affecting 13% of Canadians aged 5 to 19 years. Since the body uses the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in fish to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, it is believed that fish oils can benefit asthma sufferers. In fact, studies show that in populations eating large amounts [...]

Childhood asthma: look at the diet

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Two recent studies highlight how vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids in a child’s diet benefit lung function and reduce the risk of asthma. In a study at the University of Southern California in LA, researchers investigated the possible relationship between children’s lung function and their intake of fruits, vegetables and juices. These foods provide [...]

Breathe Easier: Vitamin plays a role in asthma and cough

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Researchers have found that vitamin C plays an important role in normal airway function, may prevent symptoms associated with airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma, and may even help alleviate the dry cough suffered by smokers. The findings are a first step toward the evaluation of vitamin C as a therapeutic agent in [...]

Eating Away Asthma: Fruit and fish help reduce risk for kids

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Increasing fruit consumption and eating fish at least once a month could reduce the risk of children developing asthma and cough, according to researchers, who looked at the protective effect of fruit and fish on coughing and wheezing in over 20,000 children from six Central and Eastern European countries. The research found a clear association [...]

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A review by researchers at the University of Southampton has revealed that there is substantial evidence to suggest that people who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of poor respiratory health than those who eat unhealthier diets. The researchers believe that this may be due to the antioxidant nutrients in fruit [...]