The new study, which is based on more than 50,000 people who took part in the NHS’s Longitudinal Epidemiology Project, found that those who had a sweet tooth were more likely to have developed a cold or flu and less likely to get the flu themselves.
The study also found that when people had a cold, it was associated with a reduction in their chances of getting pneumonia, a virus which can be fatal in the short term.
This is in contrast to people who had less sweet tooth, which had a lower risk of getting the virus.
This makes sense because a sweet-tasting food is more likely than not to provide a good source of carbohydrates and fat to the body.
This helps to keep the body healthy, the researchers said.
The authors also found a link between a sweet mouth and the risk of having pneumonia.
This could have been because sweet food contains a lot of sugar, and those with a sweet tongue are more likely also to consume sugar-rich foods such as desserts.
The researchers also found an association between sweet-eating and lower levels of HDL cholesterol, which can help to prevent heart disease.
This may help to explain why some people with a high level of HDL tend to have more severe health problems, the study said.
However, the findings also highlighted a paradox that has been well documented in the UK and other developed countries.
While there has been some evidence that people with higher levels of sweet-fatty acids in their blood are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular disease, the authors said this may be because of the way we have traditionally used sugars to fuel our diets.
They also noted that there are a lot more sweet foods in the US than there are in the rest of the world.
“This is not to say that sugar does not play a role in health and longevity, it does,” Professor Daniel Hamermesh, from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of California San Francisco, told BBC News.
“But, overall, we have more of it in our diets than we have in other parts of the Western world.”