A HIGH-FIBER DIET PROTECTS MICE AGAINST THE FLU VIRUS

Dietary fibre increases survival in influenza-infected mice by setting the immune system at a healthy level of responsiveness, according to a preclinical study published May 15 in the journal Immunity. A high-fibre diet blunts harmful, excessive immune responses which can result in allergies and inflammatory diseases, while boosting antiviral immunity by activating T cells. These.. read more →