Most of us have heard the old adage, “feed a cold and starve a fever.” But have you wondered whether there is any truth behind the sentiment? Yale University professor and author of a new study published in the medical journal Cell had that thought. He wondered whether eating during a cold or flu would impact the immune system’s ability to fight the infection so he and his team of researchers set to work to put the strange saying to the test, not just with cold and flu viruses but other infections as well.
Does Eating Impact the Outcome in Food Poisoning?
First the researchers explored the effects of eating on mice suffering from food poisoning, or the bacterial infecti…