Lack of correlation between indices of nutritional status and immunologic function in elderly humans.


We studied 230 independently living healthy elderly men and women to examine the hypothesis that subclinical nutritional deficiencies contributed to depressed immune function seen in the elderly. Immunologic function was assessed with delayed type hypersensitivity skin testing to four antigens, in vitro lymphocyte culture with phytohemagglutinin, lymphocyte… (More)


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