According to a new study, performed by the French scientists, people who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables have up to 30% less risk to experience the severe symptoms of asthma.
For their research, a team of scientists studied approximately 35,000 people comparing their diets and the symptoms of their asthma. The analysis of the received data showed that men who eat a more healthy diet tend to have a 30% lower risk to experience the symptoms of asthma. At the same time, women’s risk was 20% lower.
Lead researcher of the study Dr. Roland Andrianasolo says: “Our results strongly encourage the promotion of healthy diets for preventing asthma symptoms and managing the disease.”
A new study from the US discovers that flavonoids, natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables, may help preserve the lung function, which tends to decline with age.
For the study, a team of researchers looked at data from 463 adults from Norway and England whose average age was 44. These adults took part in a spirometry test, or a pulmonary lung function test, at the start of the study and during the follow-up period.
Vanessa Garsia-Larsen, a lead researcher, comments: “Our study suggests that the general population could benefit from consuming more fruits rich in these flavonoids like berries, particularly those who have given up smoking or have never smoked […] For smokers, quitting remains the best thing they can do to protect their health.”