Asthma

Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

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Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

By Shane STARLING

The ability of prebiotics to reduce exercise-induced asthma – a common ailment among elite and amateur athletes – is exciting the research and sporting worlds alike as a powerful drug alternative or adjunct. An ad hoc trial has already been undertaken...

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Processed & cured meat worsens asthma: Study

By Niamh Michail

A high intake of cured and processed meat can worsen asthma symptoms over time, according to French researchers who used a novel analytical method to take into account obesity as a mediator.

Vitamin D not helpful for adult asthmatics

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Vitamin D not helpful for adult asthmatics

By Shane STARLING

Asthmatic adults with low-vitamin D status do not benefit from vitamin D3, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found.

Dietary fibres may protect against asthma: Mouse data

Dietary fibres may protect against asthma: Mouse data

By Nathan Gray

A lack of fermentable fibres in people's diet may pave the way for allergic inflammatory reactions such as asthma - and increasing intake of these fibres could help battle asthma, according to new research. 

Fertin Pharma gives the common cold something to chew on with its ImmuneGum containing plant extract Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc

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Chewing gum developed to battle common cold

By Oliver Nieburg

Private label gum maker Fertin Pharma has developed an immunity chewing gum that it claims can help guard against the common cold.

UK herb player refutes echinacea allergy ruling

UK herb player refutes echinacea allergy ruling

By Shane Starling

UK-based herbal supplements manufacturer A. Vogel says a recent medicines agency ruling that anti-cold and flu herb echinacea should not be sold to children under the age of 12 was based on outdated data.

Synbiotics may protect kids from asthma: Danone study

By Stephen Daniells

Supplements containing a mix of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers reduced the prevalence of asthma-like symptoms in children at risk of the condition, says a new study from the Netherlands.

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