Can soybeans reduce the severity of asthma?
Osaka: Japanese scientists have found in experiments on mice that fermented soybean diet products reduce the symptoms and severity of asthma, but they have also made it clear that these results have yet to be confirmed in humans.
During the experiments, the rats were fed a dietary supplement made from fermented soybeans, which is available under the name “Immobilance”.
This supplement contains important nutrients called ‘isoflavones’ which are considered to be beneficial not only for the digestive system but also for the brain and bones while it has also been found to be effective against certain types of cancer.
Some research in recent years has shown that soybean use also reduces the severity of asthma, but a lengthy medical trial published in 2015 proved inconclusive.
A recent issue of the research journal “Nutrients” published research by experts from Osaka University in which they said that the use of food supplements containing soybeans has been shown to reduce respiratory allergies in mice.
In addition, there was a decrease in the amount of white blood cells (eosinophils) related to asthma, inflammation in the veins of the lungs and the formation of mucus.
Fibers in fermented soybeans seem to play a key role in asthma and other respiratory problems.
In this regard, he stressed the need for more careful and decisive human research so that the benefits of soybeans in case of asthma can be definitively confirmed or denied.