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Mineral Micronutrients in Asthma

Department of Respiration Physiology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Pawinskiego 5, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Academic Editor: Linette Willemsen
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 4001; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114001
Received: 7 October 2021 / Revised: 7 November 2021 / Accepted: 8 November 2021 / Published: 10 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Intake and Asthma Control)
Asthma represents one of the most common medical issues in the modern world. It is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by persistent inflammation of the airways and disturbances in redox status, leading to hyperresponsiveness of bronchi and airway obstruction. Apart from classical risk factors such as air pollution, family history, allergies, or obesity, disturbances of the levels of micronutrients lead to impairments in the defense mechanisms of the affected organism against oxidative stress and proinflammatory stimuli. In the present review, the impact of micronutrients on the prevalence, severity, and possible risk factors of asthma is discussed. Although the influence of classical micronutrients such as selenium, copper, or zinc are well known, the effects of those such as iodine or manganese are only rarely mentioned. As a consequence, the aim of this paper is to demonstrate how disturbances in the levels of micronutrients and their supplementation might affect the course of asthma. View Full-Text
Keywords: asthma; micronutrients; immunity; oxidative stress; inflammation; supplementation asthma; micronutrients; immunity; oxidative stress; inflammation; supplementation
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Zajac, D. Mineral Micronutrients in Asthma. Nutrients 2021, 13, 4001. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114001

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Zajac D. Mineral Micronutrients in Asthma. Nutrients. 2021; 13(11):4001. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114001

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Zajac, Dominika. 2021. "Mineral Micronutrients in Asthma" Nutrients 13, no. 11: 4001. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114001

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