If you find yourself coming down with the flu this season, there may be a way to combat the worst of the virus.

Researchers at Yale found that putting mice on the Keto diet kept them alive after getting injected with a deadly strain of influenza.

Publishing their results in the journal Science Immunology, the scientists believe that the high fat, low-carb diet kicked up the body’s response to the infection, creating a natural defense.

While more studies will be needed, it might be worth trying Keto if you are stricken.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, flu activity is at a high level.

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