Vitamin C and Asthma

Vitamin c isn’t just for scurvy-it’s good for asthma, too! According to a study in Italy, adults with asthma eat less fruit than those without asthma. Researchers monitored the diets of 1,030 study participants for one year and found that those with asthma consumed 132 g of fruit a day compared with 149 g a day for persons without asthma. 51.5% of patients with asthma reported no consumption of citrus fruit. Patients who ate at least 46 g of citrus fruit each day were less likely to develop asthma symptoms than those who did not.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD

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