To reduce the risk of respiratory allergies of children, it would be recommended to consume 2 times per week of salmon during pregnancy.
Salmon during pregnancy against respiratory allergies
During pregnancy, women should consume regularly salmon, according to the results of a study presented at the Experimental Biology meeting. This diet would reducethe risk of respiratory allergies for babies, in particular, asthma. Two times per weekduring the 9 months of pregnancy, the salmon would decrease the likelihood of asthma for the child to be born.
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom conducted a study during pregnancy of 123 pregnant women to understand the linkages betweenconsumption of salmon and risk allergies of unborn children. They followed and analyzed medical data from all participating children. The results were compared to a control group of women who have not consumed salmon during their pregnancy.
«The first results showed that at six months, there was no difference in the rate of allergy among the two groups of children.» However, at the age of two and a half years, children whose mother ate salmon during pregnancy were less likely to have asthma", says Professor Philip Calder.
The reason, the presence of fatty acids from salmon that are involved in a wide range of diseases ranging from various allergies, inflammatory diseases such as Crohn'sdisease.
Fish to protect the child's brain
The results of this study confirm the findings of a study by researchers in neurosciences at the Medical University of Tohoku (Miyagi, Japan), published in the scientific journal Stem Cells on the benefits of fish during pregnancy.