Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research – Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

LA JOLLA—The last time you had a stomach bug, you probably didn’t feel much like eating. This loss of appetite is part of your body’s normal response to an illness but is not well understood. Sometimes eating less during illness promotes a faster recovery, but other times—such as when cancer patients experience wasting—the loss of appetite can be deadly.

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