Proposed biomolecular theory of fasting during fevers due to infection.

@article{Yarnell2001ProposedBT,
  title={Proposed biomolecular theory of fasting during fevers due to infection.},
  author={Eric L Yarnell},
  journal={Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={482-7}
}
  • Eric L Yarnell
  • Published 2001 in
    Alternative medicine review : a journal of…
The folk admonition to starve a fever may have a scientific basis. Fevers due to infectious organisms that produce neuraminidase (sialidase) may contribute to the pathophysiology of autoimmune conditions. Neuraminidase unmasks host cellular lectins that interact with food lectins and can induce human leukocyte antigen type II (HLA II) expression. HLA II can… CONTINUE READING