Chicken soup: Can it cure a cold?

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Chicken soup: Can it cure a cold?

There's no cure for the common cold. But if you're sick, chicken soup may help you feel better. Researchers say that chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory by slowing the movement of certain immune system cells. Plus, chicken soup temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose. This relieves congestion and limits the amount of time viruses are in contact with the lining of your nose. The broth also helps prevent dehydration.

Last Updated: 2010-01-16
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