Children who suffer with asthma could benefit from treatment with vitamin C, new research published in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy has claimed.

The findings considered the age of the children, the level of damp in their bedrooms, as well as the spores they were exposed to and the severity of the conditions.

Researchers found that younger children - aged 7 to 8 years - with mild asthma benefited most from vitamin C, while older children with more severe symptoms gained less from the treatment.

The research was carried out by Dr Mohammed Al-Biltagi of Tanta University, Egypt and Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki. They claim there is strong evidence of the effect vitamin C has on asthma and have called for greater research into the subject to confirm their findings. They hope to identify the groups of children who would benefit most from vitamin C supplements.

Posted by Robert Mair on 31.8.11 Please send your comments on this article to: penny.hosie@pavpub.com  

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