G. U. Schuster, N. J. Kenyon, Charles Bolt Stephensen

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The prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in societies with a Western life style, perhaps as a result of reduced infections increasing the likelihood of response to allergens. High-level intake of nutrients that sustain immune reactions underlying asthma may also be associated with this trend, and increasing obesity is now a contributing factor as well. Intake of antioxidant nutrients may minimize the severity of established asthma, and intake of long-chain omega-3 PUFAs found in fish oil also have the potential to inhibit the allergic inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Antioxidants
  • Asthma
  • Breastfeeding
  • Genetic polymorphisms
  • Interleukins
  • L-arginine
  • Leukotrienes
  • Lipoxygenase
  • Obesity
  • Omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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