Tuna, Salmon and Other Fish May Reduce Asthma Symptoms

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Adding to the numerous health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, British researchers find eating fish like tuna, salmon and sardines, which contain omega-3, may reduce the risk of asthma symptoms.

Conducted in December 2002 at the University of Cambridge, the study found the intake of fish that contain omega-3, may have a protective affect against contracting the respiratory disease. The National Asthma Campaign agreed the research supports previous studies, which have linked diet and asthma symptoms, according to Reuters.

“Research has again found that the intake of tuna, salmon and sardines – rich in omega-3, high in protein and low in fat – have a positive impact on overall health, from reducing the risk of heart disease to preventing the development of asthma symptoms,” said Don George, senior vice president of marketing at Chicken of the Sea International.

The British study augments the flow of scientific information demonstrating the benefits of omega-3.

The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported a woman’s risk of heart disease decreases by one-third with consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, expanding upon standing research that it reduces a man’s chances of heart disease. The New England Journal of Medicine also reported a decline of heart disease in men by about 80 percent due to the intake of omega-3.

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