New evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, probiotics and fish oil may relieve asthma in children, according to a recent study.
“A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12 found that a supplement combining fruits, vegetables, fish oil and probiotics reduced medication use and improved pulmonary function,” said a summary of the study, which was conducted by the Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University in Taipei.
According to researchers, the treatment group was given a fruit-and-vegetable concentrate, along with fish oil and probiotics (FVFP supplement), which are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of microflora in your intestines. A control group, meanwhile, was given a placebo.
Participants were evaluated at the start, then at eight and 16 weeks.
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