Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin C, and Zinc May Improve Childhood Asthma Control

In a study published in the April edition of the journal Acta Paediatrica, researchers evaluated the role of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and Zinc in children with moderately persistent asthma. Sixty children with moderate persistent asthma completed the study and were randomly assigned to alternative phases of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, or Zinc. Childhood asthma control tests, pulmonary function test, and sputum inflammatory markers were evaluated at the beginning of the study and at the end of each supplementation phase. The results showed that there was a significant improvement in the childhood asthma control tests, pulmonary function tests, and sputum inflammatory markers with supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and Zinc. There was also significant improvement with the combined use of all three supplements.

To view the abstract of this study, visit //www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121644801/abstract.

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