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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 [...]

Breathing Easy: Grape extract quells inflammation in lung disease

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

A component of red wine, resveratrol, seems to damp down the inflammatory process in the progressive lung disease COPD, finds a small study. So effective was resveratrol in laboratory tests that the authors suggest that the compound could be developed to treat the disease. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is irreversible and progressive. The lungs [...]

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 [...]