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Mineral key to flu mutation

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    Mineral key to flu mutation June 10 - The flu virus may mutate most dangerously when it infects people or animals that are suffering from malnutrition,
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      Mineral key to flu mutation

      June 10 - The flu virus may mutate most dangerously
      when it infects people or
      animals that are suffering from malnutrition,
      according to new findings. The
      mineral selenium, found in rice, grain and meat, plays
      a key role in
      preventing the mutation of the virus, researchers
      found. Researchers from the
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, warned
      that similar findings
      might apply to other viruses such as HIV. The
      conclusions, reported in the
      FASEB Journal, come from a study of laboratory mice -
      but the researchers
      said they would almost certainly apply to humans. They
      may help explain the
      emergence of deadly influenza epidemics. Researcher Dr
      Melinda Beck said: "We
      believe our latest findings are both important and
      potentially disturbing
      because they suggest nutritional deficiencies can
      promote epidemics in a way
      not appreciated before." All Reports Copyright:
      Englemed Health News at
      http://www.internationalmedicalnews.com

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