Asthma

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

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Abstract

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.
Pages122-128
Number of pages7
Volume1-4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • 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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