Overweight and obese adult humans have a defective cellular immune response to pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus

OBJECTIVE Obese adults have a greater risk of morbidity and mortality from infection with pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus (pH1N1). The objective of the present study was to elucidate the specific mechanisms by which obesity and overweight impact the cellular immune response to pH1N1. DESIGN AND METHODS Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy… CONTINUE READING