A common food additive may make the flu vaccine less effective

Mice eating the preservative had more inflammation and took longer to recover from the flu

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FLU FRIEND A preservative that helps keep crackers and other foods fresh may impair the body’s efforts to fight flu, a study in mice suggests.  

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