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Omega-3 Fatty acids could aid reduce childhood asthma prevalence

Omega-3 fatty acids now have additional health value, says a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Foods such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help protect from indoor pollution. If these foods are fed to children by families can help save them from harmful effects of indoor air pollution.

The same study provided findings for dietary omega-6 fatty acids. The findings involved favoring the reduced use of omega-6 fatty acids. On the contrary, higher intake of omega-6 fatty acids is associated with serious asthma.

This requires for policy changes for school lunches, concluded the study carried out on children by Johns Hopkins Medicine at Baltimore City.

Current Air level Pollution above Permissible limit, says researchers

On a different note, lead study of the author said, “Researchers are working to reduce air pollution in Baltimore homes.” So far, results have been promising but the quest does not end here.

Indoor activities, which includes cooking and cleaning triggers asthma symptoms.

Earlier, as found by the same research group, indoor air pollution level in homes is often above the permissible limit. The limit is mostly above as laid down by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids levels play a key role for lung health. The level of these compounds greatly impacts the body’s mechanism to respond and process inflammation.

Omega-3 fatty acids found abundantly in foods such as fish and certain nuts considered healthy. This is in part due to their efficacy to reduce inflammation. Omega-6 fatty acids, primarily found in vegetable oils have mixed effect on health. They have shown to have the potential to stimulate inflammation.

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