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A small clinical trial found that eating fatty fish high in omega-3 such as salmon twice a week for six months reduced asthma symptoms and reduced bronchial inflammation by 14 units in children.
The children in the omega-3 group eating fish twice a week also had a significant reduction in medication use compared to children in the control group.
Fatty fish is rich in EPA and DHA, which can inhibit cyclooxygenase and lipo-oxygenase enzyme activity, and also decrease pro-inflammatory mediators that play a role in asthma.