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IT may be a good idea to eat a high- fi­bre diet to pro­tect your new bub from asthma. A new Aus­tralian study shows that eat­ing a diet high in fi­bre can help preg­nant women pro­tect their ba­bies from de­vel­op­ing asthma. Re­searchers from Monash Univer­sity in Mel­bourne found that the process of break­ing down fi­bre changes gut bac­te­ria and pro­duces the anti- in­flam­ma­tory chem­i­cal ac­etate. The more fi­bre that was eaten, the more ac­etate there was in the blood, pro­tect­ing the off­spring against asthma symp­toms.

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