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Can Fish Oil Treat Asthma? Signs Point to Yes If you have asthma, you may want to start popping fish oil supplements. Here’s why.

There's nothing fishy about new research suggesting that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish may help millions of people with asthma breathe easier.A recent study, which appeared in the February 2017 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, adds to a growing body of evidence showing that omega-3s have a role to play in alleviating the symptoms of many diseases, including asthma.Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which airways become inflamed, causing symptoms that may include shortness of breath, chest tightness, chronic coughing, and trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Actually the real study was reducing the incidence of childhood asthma by having the mother take 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA during the last trimester of her pregnancy. This is exactly the level of EPA and DHA I have been recommending to pregnant women for more than a decade.  The EPA and DHA will not only reduce inflammatory conditions such as asthma, but more importantly supply adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids required for fetal brain development.

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