Effect of a Fish Oil Diet on Asthma: Results of a 1-Year Double-Blind StudyDry J. · Vincent D.
Centre d’Allergie et Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Rothschild, Paris, France
Correspondence to: Dr. D. Vincent, Centre d’Allergie et Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Rothschild, 33 Boulevard de Picpus, F-75012 Paris (France)
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Airway inflammation is a major component of asthma. Food intake of N-3 fatty acids (FA) is associated with a low incidence of inflammatory diseases, such as asthma. We treated 12 asthmatic patients with FA and report the positive results of this 1-year double-blind study. A positive effect on forced expiratory volume in 1 s was observed after the 9 month of treatment. Our results are in favor of the use of FA, but have to be confirmed by other studies.
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