The superfood beating breathing problems

Study finds a correlation between eating oily fish and improved respiratory health.

The superfood benefiting asthma sufferers

A new study of 642 people conducted by James Cook University found a correlation between eating oily fish twice a week and improved respiratory health.

Globally, asthma affects 330 million people and Australia has one of the highest rates in the world with instances of the condition doubling over the past 30 years.

Asthma is a condition in which a person has sensitive airways in their lungs. Triggers can cause their airways to narrow, making it difficult for them to breathe. There are three different ways in which a person’s airways can narrow.

  1. The inside lining of the airway becomes swollen and inflamed
  2. Extra mucus is produced
  3. Muscles around the airways squeeze tight

The study concluded that components in the fish fat helped to improve and restore lung function and that eating fish at least twice a week, over several months, could improve respiratory health in mild to moderate cases of asthma.

"They showed a very positive correlation between eating a lot of seafood and having very high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, with a much lower rate of asthma," said Professor Lopata from James Cook University.

Unsure if you have Asthma? Visit your doctor for an asthma review and take an asthma control test.



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    26th Mar 2019
    Eating oily fish probably does help BUT it needs to be fresh fish and that is seldom available outside capital or regional cities.
    26th Mar 2019
    So the Carp I have had in the freezer for about 12 months is probably no good?
    26th Mar 2019
    So the Carp I have had in the freezer for about 12 months is probably no good?
    26th Mar 2019
    The oceans are already all but fished out now and in a depleted and dangerous state. If people get onto this one then that will be the end.
    Maybe we need to make fish a prescription only commodity.
    26th Apr 2019
    Dead right Mick and the seafood is so contaminated -- now it is a danger to eat it

    One of my favorite foods but have not eaten it in 6 years
    26th Mar 2019
    Another spin by the fish oil companies, what a load of rubbish, the oil is rancid and only cause free radicals and blocks your arteries. There are much better methods of improving ones health.

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