Consumption of gold kiwifruit reduces severity and duration of selected upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and increases plasma vitamin C concentration in healthy older adults

@article{Hunter2011ConsumptionOG,
  title={Consumption of gold kiwifruit reduces severity and duration of selected upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and increases plasma vitamin C concentration in healthy older adults},
  author={D. Hunter and M. Skinner and Frances M. Wolber and C. Booth and J. Loh and M. Wohlers and L. Stevenson and M. Kruger},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={108},
  pages={1235 - 1245}
}
In the elderly, immunosenescence and malnourishment can contribute to increased risk and severity of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). Gold kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis ‘Hort16A’) contains nutrients important for immune function and mitigation of symptoms of infection, including vitamins C and E, folate, polyphenols and carotenoids. The objective of the present study was to evaluate whether regular consumption of gold kiwifruit reduces symptoms of URTI in older people, and determine… Expand
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