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February 13, 2004

Antioxidants and Asthma

A new study shows that high levels of some antioxidants in children cause lower levels of asthma:

The reduction in asthma prevalence proved most dramatic among children exposed to secondhand smoke, Cornell University researchers report in the February issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

"This study raises the possibility that dietary intervention may be something to consider for prevention or treatment of asthma," says study author Patricia Cassano.

Posted by david at February 13, 2004 8:05 PM

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