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Improving the immune system of older people (UCL research)

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Published on Aug 26, 2014

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 ageing. The two new studies could help to enhance our immunity to disease through dietary intervention and help make existing immune system therapies more effective.

Research by Dr Sian Henson and Alessio Lanna in Professor Arne Akbar's Research Group, supported by the BBSRC and MRC

Press release:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articl...
Further information:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/infection-immun...
Articles:
Henson - http://www.jci.org/articles/view/75051
Lanna - http://www.nature.com/ni/index.html

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