The inflammatory status of the elderly: the intestinal contribution.

  title={The inflammatory status of the elderly: the intestinal contribution.},
  author={Eduardo Jorge Schiffrin and J Eileen Morley and Anne Donnet-Hughes and Yves Guigoz},
  journal={Mutation research},
  volume={690 1-2},
A common finding in the elderly population is a chronic subclinical inflammatory status that coexists with immune dysfunction. These interconnected processes are of sufficient magnitude to impact health and survival time. In this review we discuss the different signals that may stimulate the inflammatory process in the aging population as well as the molecular and cellular components that can participate in the initiation, the modulation or termination of the said process. A special interest… CONTINUE READING

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