The effect of fresh orange juice on bronchial hyperreactivity in asthmatic subjects.

Abstract

We studied 16 mild stable asthmatic subjects to determine if orange juice increases nonspecific bronchial hyperreactivity (NSBH). In 9 subjects, bronchial responsiveness to histamine was assessed before and after water ingestion on the control day, and orange ingestion on a consecutive day. The mean (+/- SD) ratio of log10 PD20 FEV1 after water: log10 PD20… (More)

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