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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Immunity and aging

How aging cripples the immune system
August 7, 2015

Thymus (credit: Wikimedia Commons) 
New research findings reinforce benefits of antioxidants by lowering free radicals
Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection, but antioxidants in the diet may slow this damaging process. That’s a new finding by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), published in an open-access paper in … more…

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