Studies have shown that feeding a cold and starving a fever is not sound advice; that the nutrients in good food help strengthen the immune system when fighting influenza.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) December 25, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study outlining the connection between the influenza virus and Obesity.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article http://www.belmarrahealth.com/immune/the-real-flu-danger-feeding-a-fever/), that new data suggests feeding a fever that comes with the cold and flu could actually lead to obesity.
A research team from Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego tested over 100 children for antibodies to a certain form of virus that causes sore throat, fever, diarrhea, and other cold and flu like symptoms. On average kids who tested positive for the virus were 15 pounds heavier than children who had not contracted this strain of the cold and flu. When obese children were examined, the positive group was 35 pounds heavier than obese kids who had not been exposed to the virus. This suggests that there could be a link between the influenza virus and obesity.
As the Bel Marra Health article reads, in the past, animal studies have shown that this same virus increases body fat; however, the nature of the link isn’t completely understood. Researchers speculate that the virus could cause weight gain or that those who are overweight could be more susceptible to the virus known as AD36 infection.
About 17 per cent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 are considered obese. The Center for Disease Control reports that since 1980 obesity among children has almost tripled. Obese children run the risk of having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, breathing problems; type 2 diabetes, joint problems, gallstones, as well as social and psychological problems.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Studies have shown that feeding a cold and starving a fever is not sound advice; that the nutrients in good food help strengthen the immune system when fighting influenza.”
(SOURCE: “PubMed”, Postnatal overfeeding leads to obesity and exacerbated febrile responses to lipopolysaccharide throughout life. Dec 2012)
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