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Why Proper Nutrition Is So Vital in Fighting Infection

(Science Daily) [A group of researchers may now] be able to explain why proper nutrition is so vital in fighting infection.

They have discovered [that] an amino acid, called arginine, is required to let the body know that it's being attacked by an infection.

It is still early in their work but this discovery could have implications for the millions of people in third world countries that do not get enough food and consequently become ill with infection.

It may also be the mechanism involved in chronic inflammation, like arthritis because if you have too much arginine it may cause the body to be in a constant state of thinking it is being attacked.

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