Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fresh fruit intake are associated with improved asthma control.

Auteur(s) :
de Barros CR., Moreira AC., Fonseca Mde J.
Date :
Juil, 2008
Source(s) :
ALLERGY. #63:7 p917-23
Adresse :
Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, and Department of Immunoallergology, Hospital of S. João, Porto, Portugal.

Sommaire de l'article

The traditional Mediterranean diet is claimed to possess antioxidant and immune-regulatory properties in several chronic diseases. Typical Mediterranean foods have recently been associated with improvement of symptoms of asthma and rhinitis in children. However the effect of adherence to Mediterranean diet on adult asthma outcomes is unknown. We aimed to investigate the association between adherence to Mediterranean diet and asthma control.

Cross sectional study of 174 asthmatics, mean (SD) age of 40 (15) years. The patients were defined as controlled, in contrast to noncontrolled, if they showed FEV1 >or= 80% of predicted, exhaled nitric oxide (NO)

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