[lit-ideas] Re: The flu

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From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Nov 24, 2004 8:47 AM
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Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The flu



J.E. I've got a nasty head cold I thought I'd beaten off (rather too fast, 
though) by eating cranberries; I stayed up too late the night before last and 
it's come back... I am really muzzy.


A.A.  Cranberries are known for making bacteria less prone to stick to the 
urinary bladder wall, thereby decreasing urinary tract infections.  I've never 
heard them connected with the prevention of colds, although their beautiful 
deep color has to be loaded with any number of desirable plant compounds.  
Conceivably, whatever it is in cranberries that prevents bacteria from sticking 
to one set of tissues in the body may also work elsewhere.  A big however, 
though, is that colds are caused by viruses, not bacteria, so I don't see how 
cranberries can be connected to cold prevention.  Just out of curiosity, what 
is your source for this belief?


Andy 


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 Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK   
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