Soy linked to lung benefits: Study
The consumption of soy products could decrease the risk of lung disease and breathlessness, according to a new study from Japan.
Folic acid may ease asthma symptoms: Study
Higher levels of folate may reduce the risk of having asthma by 16 per cent, suggests new research from the US.
Insufficient vitamin D may boost asthma risk
Children with insufficient vitamin D levels may be at higher risk of developing asthma, suggests a new study from equatorial Costa Rica.
Low vitamin A and C levels may boost asthma risk
Low dietary intakes of vitamins A and C may increase the risk of developing asthma, suggests a review of 40 studies and 30 years of research.
Omega-3, vit C, and zinc may ease childhood asthma
A combination supplement containing omega-3, vitamin C and zinc may improve symptoms of asthma, a condition on the rise, suggests a new study from Egypt.
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Broccoli sprouts may reduce asthma: Study
A naturally occurring compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against asthma and other conditions due to respiratory inflammation, says a new study.
Forget C, D may be the vitamin for cold and flu protection: Study
Increased levels of vitamin D may protect against common respiratory infections such as cold and flu, according to new findings from the US.
Omega-3 EPA triumphs over in DHA for anti-asthma potential: Study
The omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is a more potent inflammation inhibitor than DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), says a new Anglo-American study.
Probiotic strains boost breathing and immunity, say scientists
Scientists have found a proprietary probiotic strain, BLIS K12, can deliver immunity and respiratory benefits that go beyond previously investigated oral health potential.
Folic acid in early pregnancy linked to wheezing in baby: Study
Would-be mothers taking folic acid supplements during the first three months of their pregnancy may increase the risk of their babies being hospitalised with respiratory infections, says a new study from Norway.
Apples and onions may protect athletes from flu: Study
Quercetin, the compound most commonly associated with onions, may boost the immune system and protect against flu, according to results of a study with mice.
Mediterranean diet linked to lower asthma risks
Getting children to consume a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce their risk of asthma by up to 40 per cent, suggests new research from Spain and Mexico.
Omega-3 and soy may protect against pollution harm: Study
Supplements of omega-3 or soy may protect the heart against certain damaging effects of air pollution, according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
Indian gooseberry battles smoking damage: researchers
Extract of the superfruit Indian gooseberry can combat the harmful effects of cigarette smoke, according to a new rat study.