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Glutathione as flu preventative

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Lozenges containing the antioxidant glutathione could help prevent the flu, Dean Jones, MD, Emory University, postulated at the FASEB conference. While examining the compound's effects against cancer, Jones and colleagues found it inhibits the activity of enzymes that allow flu virus cells to colonize in the mouth and throat, leading to infection. Studies in mice supported the theory, which now needs studies in humans for confirmation, Jones said
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