diet and immunity

Paul J Travers travers at
Thu Nov 16 15:07:10 EST 1995

In article <48bl35$qm9 at>, bcb56 at (Betty
Bridges ) wrote:

> Does garlic have an effect on the immune system?

   my gut feeling (excuse the pun) is that it probably does not, my
suspicion is that there has never been an appropriately controlled study
to answer the question - why not look up "garlic" and "immun" on medline
and let us know what you find?

   Of course, there is much anecdotal evidence that garlic does cause
severe anaphylactic shock in obligate nocturnal post-thanatic
haemophiles.  Prof. van Helsing, I believe?


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