One explanation for why we experience decreased appetite while ill is that:

    *a.    finding food is hard work so it is better to live off one's stored reserves during that time.
    b.    the organism needs its parasympathetic nervous system to fight off the illness, not digest.
    c.    digestive reactions are slower at increased body temperatures.
    d.    food tastes bad at increased temperatures.

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