Research has shown that consuming fish oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce the risk of developing asthma by about 70 percent.
It is known that fish oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) or n-3 and contains omega-3 fatty acids and 6, which play a key role in the normal development of the brain and central nervous system.
The study showed that “some types of n-3 (marine oils) were largely associated with a reduced risk of asthma or symptoms like asthma, up to 62 percent, while Andreas Lupata said that high consumption of n-6 (vegetable oils) A professor at James Cook University in Australia “is associated with an increase in risk of up to 67 percent.”
An estimated 334 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and about a quarter of a million people die each year.
“Even if you are a factor affecting pollutants such as mercury in some groups of fish, the benefits of consuming fish and seafood far outweigh the potential risks,” said Lupata in a document published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
However, she stressed the need for further work to understand how to improve the useful role of n-3 and reduce the negative consequences of n-6.
The study involved 642 people working at a fish processing plant in a village in South Africa.