The role of nutrition in reducing the harmful effects of dust on human health: A review study

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Seyed Mostafa Nachvak 1 , Shima Moradi 1 , * , Roghayeh Mostafai 1 , Kiomars Sharafi 2

1 Department of Nutrition, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Nachvak S M, Moradi S, Mostafai R, Sharafi K. The role of nutrition in reducing the harmful effects of dust on human health: A review study, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2016 ; 20(1):e69751. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v20i1.2879.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 20 (1); e69751
Published Online: June 19, 2016
Article Type: Original Article
Received: November 29, 2015
Accepted: April 05, 2016
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Abstract

Introduction: The effect of dust on human health has been confirmed according to the geographical location of Iran and the existence of this phenomenon in most provinces, particularly the western and southern provinces. This review discusses the role of proper nutrition in reducing the harmful effects of dust on human health.

Methods: In this systematic review, the published articles were found through searching the electronic databases of the articles and books related to the topic. The relevant articles published from 1990 to 2015 were collected using the search keywords, including air pollution, particular matter, nutrition, etc.

Results: Epidemiological studies have shown that dust has harmful effects on the body's systems and vital organs, including the digestive system, heart and lungs. A diet containing adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3 can reduce these effects.

Conclusion: Given the harmful effects of dust on human health, more studies are required to determine the dimensions of these effects and ways to deal with this phenomenon so that the policy makers will be able to manage the environmental effects of dust on human health in the best way possible.

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Dust nutrition health harmful effects

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