The Relationship of Asthma to Fish

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For adults who have asthma and are looking for new tools to help them manage their health, there is some new research regarding diet and asthma.

Asthma is associated with inflammation and many of the treatments available today are targeting inflammation.  Your bodies main way of controlling inflammation is through omega-3 fats.  Researchers looked at whether or not omega-3 fat intake was associated with incidence of asthma.

Over a twenty year period, they followed up with 4,000+ adults about their dietary habits.  During that time they also noted who was getting asthma.  What they found was that those with the highest levels of omega-3 fats in their diets had the lowest rates of asthma.

For those people who don’t eat much fish, a high quality fish oil supplement can help to increase your omega-3 intake.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan;97(1):173-8.


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