Nutrition and immunity in the elderly: modification of immune responses with nutritional treatments.

@article{Lesourd1997NutritionAI,
  title={Nutrition and immunity in the elderly: modification of immune responses with nutritional treatments.},
  author={Bruno Lesourd},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={478S-484S}
}
  • Bruno Lesourd
  • Published 1997 in The American journal of clinical nutrition
Nutrition has a strong influence on the immune system of the elderly. Aging induces dysregulation of the immune system, mainly as a result of changes in cell-mediated immunity. Aging is associated with changes to the equilibrium of peripheral T and B lymphocyte subsets, such as decreases in the ratios of mature to immature, naive to memory, T helper 1 subset (TH1) to TH2, and CD5- to CD5+ cells. As a consequence, cell-mediated immune responses are weaker and neither cell-mediated nor humoral… CONTINUE READING
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