Mediterranean diet and asthma

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Παιδιατρική Πνευμονολογία
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2023-09-18
Year:
2023
Author:
Zoumpou Eirini-Amalia
Supervisors info:
Κωνσταντίνος Δούρος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κώστας Πρίφτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Βασίλειος Γραμμενιάτης Επιμελητής Ε.Σ.Υ.
Original Title:
Μεσογειακή διατροφή και άσθμα
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Mediterranean diet and asthma
Summary:
Background: To begin with, poor eating habits and insufficient physical activity in modern times are responsible for high rates of chronic diseases that can start in early childhood. An example of a chronic disease is asthma, which is the subject of this paper. Thus, the dietary pattern can directly influence the pathogenesis of asthma. Epidemiological evidence recommends that the Mediterranean diet pattern is associated with reduced rates of asthma in children due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Results: The results of the present study showed a significant association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the prevention of childhood asthma. In addition, the evidence from the studies cited highlights that consumption of fruits and vegetables such as grapes, oranges and apples, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, reduce symptoms of atopic asthma, dyspnoea and rhinitis in childhood. In particular, powerful antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as flavonoids, selenium and polyunsaturated fatty acids were found to have the ability to reduce airway inflammation triggers such as IgE immunoglobulins and prostaglandins. Therefore, it is associated with reduced rates of asthma and shortness of breath in early life.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Mediterranean, Diet, Asthma
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
257
Number of pages:
86
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