Asthma and diet

The incidence of asthma has increased significantly over the last 30 years in developed countries. The typical diet has also changed over this time period, with reductions in the consumption of green vegetables, potatoes and fresh fruit. Researchers from the Division of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Nottingham, UK, reviewed dietary effects on asthma and concluded that reduced magnesium and vitamin C consumption, and increased consumption of sodium (salt) may contribute to the development of asthma.

They feel that an unhealthy diet may contribute to asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Clinical and Experimental Allergy 30:615-627, 2000)

Copyright 2000 Phylis A Austin

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