Asthma :: Fish oil can prevent airway constriction in asthma

Adding fish oil supplements to the diet can prevent the constriction of the airways brought on by exercise in asthmatics, a very common problem in this patient group, new research shows.

In an earlier study, Dr. Timothy D Mickleborough, research professor from Indiana University in Bloomington, and colleagues had shown that fish oil supplements can improve lung function in elite athletes with bronchoconstriction (EIB), but their use in asthmatics with the condition had not been well studied.

Mickleborough said the study subjects received 20 capsules of fish oil per day, in keeping with the dose his team had used in their earlier study, and suspects this may make patients less compliant.

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