August 29, 2014

Research To Improve The Immune System Of Older People

As we age our immune systems decline. Older people suffer from increased incidence and severity of both infections and cancer. In addition, vaccination becomes less efficient with age. Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of aging. The two new studies could help to enhance our immunity to disease through dietary intervention and help make existing immune system therapies more effective.

Credit: University College London

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