Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

(Yale University) A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them.Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale University study published Nov. 15 in the journal Science Immunology.
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rečková E Abstract Influenza A viruses (IAVs) cause yearly repeating infections in humans. The current vaccination approach is based on the production of virus-neutralizing antibodies. Virus-neutralizing antibodies, however, are closely strain-specific due to the IAV variability. Therefore, antibodies produced during the previous influenza season do not provide sufficient protection against new infection, and, hence, annual revaccination is needed. The utilization of the influenza conserved stem domain of hemagglutinin (HA), the HA2 gp, led to a new vaccine design based on cross-reactive cellular and ...
Source: Acta Virologica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Virol Source Type: research
Authors: Laguna-Torres VA, Gómez J, Hernández H, Francia-Romero J, Bisso-Andrade A, Guerreros A, Cerna-Barco J, Sanchez-Vergaray E, Gotuzzo E Abstract The importance of surveilling the circulation of the influenza virus and timely vaccination of different populations in Peru was analyzed in three sessions by a group of clinical experts from different specialties. The Peruvian national influenza surveillance system has many selected establishments that have become currently ineffective in terms of a timely report. Most of the samples come from Lima. The viral distribution is inadequately analyzed. The ...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study suggests promoting initiatives for reducing absenteeism, identifying those factors that would facilitate it, and having a contingency plan prepared in the event of an influenza pandemic. PMID: 31800943 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Conditions:   Selenium Supplementation;   Influenza Vaccination Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: Selenium Supplementation;   Biological: Influenza vaccination Sponsors:   Huazhong University of Science and Technology;   The University of Queensland Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Rebmann T, Charney RL, Loux TM, Turner JA, Abbyad YS, Silvestros M Abstract Objective Identify determinants of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel's willingness to work during an influenza pandemic.Background Little is known about the willingness of EMS personnel to work during a future influenza pandemic or the extent to which they are receiving pandemic training.Methods EMS personnel were surveyed in July 2018 - Feb 2019 using a cross-sectional approach; the survey was available both electronically and on paper. Participants were provided a pandemic scenario and asked about their willingness to res...
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research
The protective roles of endosomal toll-like receptors (TLRs) and cytosolic nucleic acid sensors are well elucidated, but the pathogenic host factors during viral infections remain unclear. Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk)-coupled C-type lectins (CLECs) CLEC2 and CLEC5A are highly expressed on platelets and myeloid cells, respectively. CLEC2 has been shown to recognize snake venom aggretin and the endogenous ligand podoplanin and acts as a critical regulator in the development and immunothrombosis. Although CLEC2 has been reported to interact with type I immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), its role in viral infections is still uncl...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, three H9N2 viruses isolated from chickens in different layer farms were identified. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that these H9N2 viruses were all multiple genotype reassortants, with genes originating from Y280-like, F/98-like, and G1-like viruses. Animal studies indicated that the AV1535 and AV1548 viruses replicated efficiently in the lungs, tracheas, spleens, kidneys, and brains of chickens; the viruses shed for at least 11 days post-inoculation (DPI) and were transmitted efficiently among contact chickens. The AV1534 virus replicated poorly in chickens, shed for 7 DPI, and were not transmitted efficien...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsLevels of antibiotic knowledge varied between ethnic groups, but a lower level of antibiotic knowledge did not correspond with a higher number of antibiotic prescriptions.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Six people have died of the flu so far this season in Arkansas, twice as many as this time last year. All of the deaths are in people older than 45 and four of the six deaths have been attributed to influenza B.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion This study is the first to report on the VE against all types of influenza in all age groups using an RIDT. The VE varied with both age and influenza subtype. PMID: 31787695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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