Augmentation of mouse immune functions by dietary restriction: an investigation up to 1 year of age.


Mice fed a 40% restricted diet until 1 year of age showed a 35% drop in body weight and markedly lower weights in the central lymphoid organs such as spleen and thymus than those of unrestricted mice. In contrast, the percentage of splenic Thy 1.2+ T cells was dramatically increased by dietary restriction. Splenic Ly 1+ T cells were also increased in the… (More)