Asthma linked to diet, new research suggests

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Diet may be to blame for the rise in asthma and allergies in
children, a recent study in Saudi Arabia suggests. Research on the
effect of diet on asthma...

Diet may be to blame for the rise in asthma and allergies in children, a recent study in Saudi Arabia suggests. Research on the effect of diet on asthma concentrated on communities in Saudi Arabia where lifestyles and rates of allergies differed significantly. A comparison of about 100 children with asthma symptoms and about 200 non-asthmatic children showed that those who had the lowest intakes of vegetables, milk, vitamin E and minerals were more likely to suffer from the disease, researchers said. Children whose diets were low in vegetables and vitamin E were two to three times more likely to develop asthmatic symptoms than other children irrespective of other factors such as family size, affluence and parental smoking. The study was published in the latest edition of the medical journ

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