Enriched soup may be answer to child asthma

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Soup is being investigated 
as a potential solution to childhood asthma.

Scientists have modified a range of commercially available soups to boost vitamin E levels.

They hope pregnant 
women consuming the products will have babies with built-in protection against asthma.

Previous research has shown that women lacking vitamin E in their diet give birth to children who are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of five.

The team added natural ingredients containing the vitamin, such as sun-dried tomatoes, sunflower oil, 
beans and lentils, to canned soup.

A pilot study starts in the next month. The research is led by Professor Graham Devereux, from the University of Aberdeen.