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Omega-3s: consuming more oily fish could prevent asthma in children with specific gene variant

By Seif Shaheen, Clinical Professor of Respiratory Epidemiology, Queen Mary University of London
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Omega-3 fatty acids are often touted for their reported benefits to many important aspects of health – especially for our heart. Now, our recent study has uncovered another potential benefit of omega-3s. We found that greater dietary intake of certain types of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of a child developing asthma in adolescence.

Asthma is the most common chronic condition in childhood. While we have treatments to control the disease in most patients,…

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