There is a new study that interests Singaporeans. The study was conducted by Cleveland Clinic Children and it was all about the oily fishes. According to the study, oily fishes have plenty of health benefits especially for kids.
The study involved parents and their kids as well. The parents and kids completed questionnaires providing detail of how often they consume ninety eight beverages and foods common in Sweden. In the case of fishes, respondents were specifically asked of oily varieties like mackerel, herring and salmon. Researchers also asked respondents to name oily alternatives which include tuna, pollock, codfish and pike.
Their study revealed:
- Rhinitis symptoms: 19% of the children who have rhinitis symptoms like runny nose or sneezing come in contact with pollens or furry pets after 4.
- Allergic rhinitis: 21% of the children developed allergic rhinitis and about 15% developed non allergic rhinitis at the age of 16 (this is about 1,590 children who had no symptoms when they were eight).
- Conclusion: The study divulged that eating oily fishes may keep the allergies away from kids. In fact, the study proved that about 50% of the children who consumed oily fishes dropped their risk of allergic rhinitis.
Knowing this, as parents, we have to encourage our kids to eat oily fishes especially if they are prone to nasal allergies. As mentioned above, oily fishes include herring, mackerel and salmon. We can also consider tuna, codfish and pike.
Allergic rhinitis is very uncomfortable and it can affect our kids. If the symptoms persist, we have to consult our doctors right away for proper medication.