Diet and childhood asthma : review

Labuschagne, Irene L. ; Van Niekerk, Evette (2016)

CITATION: Labuschagne, I. L. & Van Niekerk, E. 2016. Diet and childhood asthma : review. South African Family Practice, 58(1):S9-S11, doi:10.1080/20786190.2014.978098.

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Childhood asthma is the most common chronic inflammatory childhood disease with almost 20% children and adolescents reporting asthma symptoms in South Africa. Associations between asthma and dietary antioxidants (vitamin E, vitamin C, carotenoids, selenium, polyphenols, and fruit), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and vitamin D have been found. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet seems protective. This condensed review briefly reports on available data of possible protective dietary patters and practices.

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