If you are wondering why some people get the flu, while others don’t, you are not alone. Researchers at the University of Michigan did a study to find out just why one person is hacking and sneezing, while the other seems to never have an issue at all.
The researchers actually studied gene expression in the study participants and found that people that show no symptoms at all, are actually having a behind the scenes response to the virus and just don’t show the physical symptoms near and dear to our hearts of coughing, sneezing, and fatigue.
The most interesting find in the study was that the individuals who didn’t get sick had “differences in their biological metabolism and gene expression. These differences had to do with antioxidants.”
Although the study did not prove that antioxidants are a key factor, it does suggest the possibility and future research may help us learn more. For now eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to start. If you want in an in depth discussion about antioxidants check out Dr Mercola’s website.
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