Pineapple & asthma
Pineapples may have more than just taste benefits, as they are also helpful in reducing asthma.Updated: Sep 04, 2004 12:09 IST
Pineapples may have more than just their tasty benefits, as they have now been found to be helpful in reducing asthma.
A study conducted by Eric R. Secor of the University of Connecticut, has revealed that bromelain derived from the stem of pineapple plant is effective in reducing inflammation associated with asthma.
During the experiments conducted on mice, Secor found that bromelain treatment significantly reduced the total white blood cell count, which increases with the onset of asthma and reduced the formation of cell markers for inflammatory asthma.
How exactly bromelain works is not yet determined.However, the study could offer a significant breakthrough in the treatment of a pulmonary disorder that continues to harm millions of people across the world.
First Published: Sep 04, 2004 12:09 IST