Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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Effects of spa therapy combined with dietary supplementation with alpha -linolenic acids on bronchial asthma

Okamoto, Makoto
Hosaki, Yasuhiro
Tsugeno, Hirofumi
Nishida, Norikazu
Nagata, Takuya
Yokoi, Tadashi
Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Abstract
N-3 fatty acids are reportedly effective for asthma. In addition, spa therapy has been reported to be effective for patients with asthma. In the present study, the effects of spa therapy combined with perilla seed oil- rich diet (rich in n-3 fatty acid)were examined on asthma. A total of 14 asthmatic patients had a complex spa therapy and consumed a perilla seed oil- rich diet - rich in a -linolenic acid (alpha-LNA) for 8 weeks. Generation of leukotriene (LT) C4 by leucocytes, respiratory function were analyzed. The generation of LTC4 by leucocytes decreased significantly for 2, 4 and 8 weeks (P
Keywords
bronchial asthma
spa therapy
perilla seed oil
alpha -linolenic acid
Leukotriene C4
ISSN
1348-1258
NCID
AA11840279