Long-term effect on the immune status of defined diets during the early postnatal period in the rat.

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Germ-free and conventional infant rats delivered by hysterectomy were reared artificially, using one of two diets--diet LNa (with a high saturated fatty acid content) and diet K 50 (with a high unsaturated fatty acid content). Animals reared for a short time (up to 5 days) after birth on the LNa diet had a low antibody (PFC = plaque-forming lymphocyte… (More)

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