Children would benefit from a low fat and high fibre diet as a strategy to manage asthma, according to Blackmores Institute Contributing Medical Editor Dr Mark Donohoe.
Australian research from the University of Newcastle published in Respirology in September 2012 found that severe asthma was associated with increased fat intake and decreased fibre intake in adults, and Dr Donohoe argues that there is evidence that these results are applicable to children as well.
"There is no good reason to alter advice for those younger. Encouraging children to take up a low fat and high fibre diet as a strategy to manage asthma and allergy later in life is an important consideration for GPs," Dr Donohoe said.
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