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Old 01-11-2018, 08:45 AM
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BBC -- Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter
"The analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, argues food should be fortified with the vitamin. Trials on using supplements to prevent infections have given mixed results, so the researchers pooled data on 11,321 people from 25 separate trials to try to get a definitive answer.
The team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) looked at respiratory tract infections - which covers a wide range of illnesses from a sniffle to flu to pneumonia.
Overall, the study said one person would be spared infection for every 33 taking vitamin D supplements. That is more effective than flu vaccination, which needs to treat 40 to prevent one case, although flu is far more serious than the common cold.
There were greater benefits for those taking pills daily or weekly - rather than in monthly super-doses - and in people who were deficient in the first place."
people should do what's they feel is in there best interest. And the gov't shouldn't force anyone to take meds.

At this point it seems one of the BEST things people can do to try and ward off the flu is to supplement with vitamin D.
There are no guarantees no matter what you do.
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I was in a coma for 3 weeks about 5 years ago due to the flu. The doctors were telling my wife I would most likely not survive. I highly recommend getting your flu shot and if you get flu symptoms, treating them seriously. I am a 6 foot 2 inch, 290lb former college linebacker and it kicked my butt. If it can almost take a person like me out, everyone needs to take it seriously.
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Here is but two items of late in the news to prove the flu kills...



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Katharine Gallagher, 27, Dies of the Flu After Boyfriend Finds Her Unconscious in Bathroom
https://www.yahoo.com/news/katharine...193240189.html


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I just got the flu; Ill be all right. 21-year-old ignored illness, and it killed him
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nat...2LI/story.html
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