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Starving or Feeding?

cold-virus.jpg I'm a big fan of the New York Times' health column "Really?" Each column is devoted to taking a long-held belief and dissecting it for its veracity.

Yesterday's column, "The Claim: Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever," proved timely. It laid out the facts--scientists have found little evidence that starving or feeding a cold or fever helps--and made its conclusion. Seems like plenty of rest and fluids are still the best medicine. My suggestion? Chicken noodle soup.

Link: "The Claim: Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever"

Photo: Cold viruses.


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