By Dane Lorica
Blood samples were taken before and after consumption of supplements. According to the results, women who received low levels of fish oil’s primary ingredients, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), lowered their children’s rate of wheezing and asthma to 17.5 from 34.1 percent. However, it was observed that allergies from egg products, milk, and severe asthma cannot be reduced by fish oil intake.
Dr. Hans Bisgaard advised that besides taking supplements, women should “really need to be very fond of fish to get sufficient amounts” of fish oil benefits in their diet.
Statistics revealed that one in every five children suffer from asthma and respiratory conditions such as wheezing.
The researchers have recommended that the study is conducted in other countries where consumption of fish oil is low.
Dr. Christopher Ramsden said, “future work is also needed to determine whether lower doses are effective and whether these results can be replicated in other populations.” Dr. Ramsden added that “before these findings can be applied to clinical practice, it is, therefore, imperative to ensure that this dose had no adverse effects on behavior, cognition or other long-term outcomes.”