Dietary supplements and asthma: another one bites the dust

Feary, Johanna; Britton, John
June 2007
Thorax;Jun2007, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p466
Academic Journal
The article comments on the study of dietary supplements to control the symptoms of asthma. Vitamin C supplements, sodium restriction and fish oil all had negative results in the clinical trials. However, studies conducted in New Zealand and Great Britain found a link between low dietary selenium supplementation and an increased risk of asthma.


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