The effect of zinc and vitamin A supplementation on immune response in an older population.

@article{Fortes1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of zinc and vitamin A supplementation on immune response in an older population.},
  author={Cristina Fortes and Francesco Forastiere and Nera Agabiti and Valeria Fano and Roberta Pacifici and Fabio Virgili and Giampiero Piras and Luisa Guidi and Carlo Bartoloni and Alberto Tricerri and Piergiorgio Zuccaro and Shah Ebrahim and Carlo Alberto Perucci},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if either supplemental vitamin A, zinc, or both increases cell-mediated immune response in an older population. DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of supplementation with vitamin A and zinc. SETTING Casa Di Riposo Roma III, a public home for older people in Rome, Italy. SUBJECTS The health and nutritional status of 178 residents were evaluated. One hundred thirty-six residents agreed to participate in the trial and were randomized into four… CONTINUE READING

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