Nutritional Profile and Food Consumption Pattern of Asthma Patients

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  • Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore - 641 043
  • Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore - 641 043

Abstract

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway of the lungs associated with an increase in airway hyperresponsiveness leading to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. About 155 million individuals worldwide and 50 million people in the developing countries are affected by asthma and in India over 11-15 million people of all ages are affected1. People with intrinsic asthma have no clinical or family history of atopy and it is due to some intrinsic abnormality of the bronchus.

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Published

2007-08-01

How to Cite

Thangaleela, T., & Grace Arthi, R. (2007). Nutritional Profile and Food Consumption Pattern of Asthma Patients. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 44(8), 381–390. Retrieved from https://www.informaticsjournals.com/index.php/ijnd/article/view/6178

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