Common sense view of asthma backed by fact

A/PROF NOELA WHITBY
AM, MBBS (Qld), DPD, Grad Dip Hum Nut, FRACGP, FAICD
Chair, National Asthma Council Australia

But, as doctors, we need to have our common sense views confirmed by the evidence. The recently launched latest edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook (formerly the Asthma Management Handbook) confirms the common sense view, supported by the evidence.

We now have emerging evidence that we can advise patients to eat fruit and vegetables every day, eat fish often and avoid saturated fat.

We can also advise that low-salt diets, or avoiding dairy foods or food

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