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Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

Appropriate for the current time of year when many people have colds or flus, today’s English idiom is a proverb:

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

This English saying means eating more will cure the common cold, while not eating will cure a fever. Is this old English saying true?

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feed a cold, starve a fever approach to fighting viruses is not supported by scientific research. It states that the proverb is a myth and, instead, argues for the feed a cold, feed a fever approach to fighting viruses!

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