Blackcurrants Tend to Help Asthma Patients, Study Says

.

Blackcurrants Tend to Help Asthma Patients, Study Says

A recent study undertaken by a team of scientists in New Zealand has revealed that asthma patients could get substantial help from blackcurrants.

The team has managed to isolate a compound in the fruit which has the capability to help the lungs fight inflammation that is a result of asthma.

Blackcurrants have high vitamin and antioxidants content and are also one of life's "super-foods", most commonly used as an ingredient in juices, teas and jam.

One particular compound in the fruit, however, is a strong anti-inflammatory agent known as epigallocatechin, which is bound to offer hope to New Zealanders suffering from asthma, which estimates say is a condition which affects
1 in 5 Kiwis.

As has been shared by a Planet and Food Research spokesperson, Dr. Roger Hurst, epigallocatechin tends to completely control the inflammation caused.

"It brings the inflammation to an appropriate level so that the cells are behaving normally again, which is quite amazing to us. The effect blackcurrant has two parts - it can control the unregulated inflammation, it also assists the body's natural abilities to fight that inflammation as well, so it's a two-pronged benefit", he said.

Details of the study have been published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.


Latest News

Apigee Becomes the Second Tech Company for Silicon Valley to go Public this Year
Massive Crane Begins its First lift Helping to Build the Tappan Zee Bridge
Shares of Facebook Drop as the Social Networking Company Fails to Match Expectat
First Quarter Profits of Discover Financial Services Drops but Surpasses Analyst
Amgen Inc. Announced First Quarter Earnings that Beat Analysts’ Expectations and
Magnificent, Perfect100-carat Diamond Sells for $22Millon in Sotheby’s Jewelry A
Kraft Revamping Its Iconic Macaroni and Cheese Meal by Removing Synthetic Colour
San Juan Capistrano’s Tiered Rates for Water-Use Thrown Out by Appeals Court
Morgan Stanley Announces Better than Expected First Quarter Profits
Bombardier Aerospace secures contract from Air Niugini
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and Alfa Insurance Are Expanding their Par
Diners Club