Asthma, oxidant stress, and diet.

  title={Asthma, oxidant stress, and diet.},
  author={Lawrence S. Greene},
  volume={15 11-12},
It has been suggested that the increased prevalence of atopy and asthma observed in many developed countries over the past 30 y is in part the result of a decrease in the incidence and severity of early childhood infections. The immunologic consequence of this phenomenon has been the expansion of T-lymphocyte populations away from the T-helper 1 (Th1) subset and in the direction of the Th2 subset. This leads to the creation of a cytokine-mediated propensity for the development of an intense… CONTINUE READING


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