Dietary antioxidants and asthma in adults: population-based case-control study.

@article{Shaheen2001DietaryAA,
  title={Dietary antioxidants and asthma in adults: population-based case-control study.},
  author={S O Shaheen and Jonathan A C Sterne and Rachel Lynn Thompson and C E Songhurst and Barrie M. Margetts and Peter G. J. Burney},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 10 Pt 1},
  pages={
          1823-8
        }
}
A protective role for dietary antioxidants in asthma has been proposed. However, epidemiological evidence to implicate antioxidant vitamins is weak, and data on the role of flavonoid-rich foods and antioxidant trace elements are lacking. We carried out a population-based case-control study in South London, UK, to investigate whether asthma is less common and less severe in adults who consume more dietary antioxidants. Participants were aged 16-50 yr and registered with 40 general practices… CONTINUE READING
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