A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering why are malnourished people often more susceptible to colds or other infectious diseases?

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Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Immunity: Severe malnutrition leads to reduced immune function and therefore decreased ability to fight infections.
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