respiratory health

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma

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 [...]

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

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

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 [...]

Eating Away Asthma: Fruit and fish help reduce risk for kids 2018-02-15T15:53:27+00:00

Breathing Easy: Grape extract quells inflammation in lung disease

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 [...]

Breathing Easy: Grape extract quells inflammation in lung disease 2018-02-15T15:53:28+00:00

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key

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 [...]

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key 2018-02-15T15:53:30+00:00

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