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Apples during pregnancy help lower asthma, wheezing risk in kids

Discussion in 'Healthy Living' started by Tamildownunder, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Eating an apple a day during pregnancy will not only keep the doctor away for expecting mums, but it can also help lower the risk of their kids developing asthma and wheezing. The finding is based on a study published in the September issue of the journal Thorax in which researchers found that when women ate apples during pregnancy, their offspring tended to have a significantly lower risk of asthma and wheezing when they reached the age of five.

    As a part of their study, the researchers followed 1253 motherchild pairs and studied their dietary intake. The study also backs up the findings of an earlier study published in the European Respiratory Journal in June this year that found a link between apple juice consumption and a reduction in wheezing among children.

    Among children who experienced what was characterised as “current wheeze” (where the child had wheezing or whistling in the chest in the last 12 months), there was a significant, dose response association between consumption of apple juice and a reduced incidence of the wheezing.

    The researchers found that drinking apple juice made from concentrate and consumption of bananas one or more times a day (compared to drinking apple juice or eating bananas less than once a month) was directly associated with improvement of wheezing occurrences.
    Authors of the Thorax paper suggest that apples help kids because they have a powerful phytochemical content, which includes flavonoids, isoflavonoids, and phenolic acids.

    (Thanks to Bombay Times)
     
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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi raman sir,

    That is very informative....
     
  3. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    thanx for the info,but my mil told me not to consume apple daily as this produce body heat & gas is it true??:idontgetit:
     
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    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Very useful information, TDU Sir.
    Sriniketan
     
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    mythili Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks TDU for the informative post!
     
  6. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    I am amzed at your mil saying apple increase body heat and gas. may be she tends to think like that since apple is mostly produced and consumed in cold countries. The scientific findings point otherwise. Apple reduce body heat and prevents gas formation.

    Regards,

    TDU
     
  7. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    Dear TDU thanx for ur reply.
    :evil::bangcomp: this is for my mil
     

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