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“Drink plenty of fluids”:No harm in fluids for colds and flu

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.957-b (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:957
  1. Ronald Eccles, director (eccles@cardiff.ac.uk),
  2. Martez Jawad, medical director
  1. Common Cold Centre, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff Cf10 3US
  2. Common Cold Centre, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff Cf10 3US

    EDITOR—The article by Guppy et al as a systematic review of evidence for the effects of fluid intake1 on the course of acute respiratory infections has been interpreted in the press as a warning against fluid intake while suffering from infections of the acute upper respiratory tract, such as …

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