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MEDICAL NEWS A New View of the Old Cold— As Sugars Go Up, Hypersensitivity Drops Highlights of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Meeting The old bromide, "starve a fever, feed a cold," probably is sound medical advice, a Canadian professor told the experimental biology meeting. Vincent Witold Adamkiewicz, PhD, associate professor of physiology at the University of Montreal, said that a "cold" in the old days involved running noses, teary eyes and headaches that as often as not were the signs of a hypersensitivity reaction towards pollens, dust or certain foods. His studies show that immediate hypersensitivities in experimental animals depend on the amount of sugars in their body fluids. When the sugars are increased the hypersensitivity reactions are decreased. When sugar is decreased, the reaction is increased. Therefore, to avoid hypersensitivity reactions, sugars in the body fluids should be kept high by feeding well, he said. The two http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

MEDICAL NEWS

JAMA , Volume 184 (7) – May 18, 1963

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1963 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1963.03700200005002
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Abstract

A New View of the Old Cold— As Sugars Go Up, Hypersensitivity Drops Highlights of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Meeting The old bromide, "starve a fever, feed a cold," probably is sound medical advice, a Canadian professor told the experimental biology meeting. Vincent Witold Adamkiewicz, PhD, associate professor of physiology at the University of Montreal, said that a "cold" in the old days involved running noses, teary eyes and headaches that as often as not were the signs of a hypersensitivity reaction towards pollens, dust or certain foods. His studies show that immediate hypersensitivities in experimental animals depend on the amount of sugars in their body fluids. When the sugars are increased the hypersensitivity reactions are decreased. When sugar is decreased, the reaction is increased. Therefore, to avoid hypersensitivity reactions, sugars in the body fluids should be kept high by feeding well, he said. The two

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 18, 1963

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