Impact of Food Choice on Asthma Symptoms

April 8, 2019

Are GMOs safe for patients with asthma? What about Chinese food? Or high fructose corn syrup? Before you shake your head, read this slideshow. 

A holistic approach to asthma includes managing nutrition. Some dietary choices will potentiate asthma symptoms while others help lung function and improve quality of life. This slideshow addresses the effect of several common foods, widely used food additives, and genetically modified organisms on asthma symptoms. Use this list as a handy reference when counseling your patients with asthma on dietary choices.Dr Schroeder is Clinical Instructor of Medicine at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine and Clinical Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Emeritus, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.