Chicken soup: Can it treat a cold?

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Chicken soup: Can it treat a cold?

Generations of parents have spooned chicken soup into their sick children. And it works! Researchers say that chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory. Also, chicken soup temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose. This helps relieve congestion and limits the amount of time viruses are in contact with the nasal lining.

Last Updated: 2010-04-24
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