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Advances in Preventive Medicine: Nutrition and Immune Function in the Elderly

  • Simin Nikbin Meydani
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Abstract

In the not too distant future, the age demographics of western societies will change dramatically. By the year 2020, 22% of the population of these nations will be approxi-mately age 55 and 14% of this population will be over age 75. This shift in population will present challenges to societies on many fronts, particularly in the medical arena, given the natural deterioration in health and changes in biological function associated with aging.

Keywords

Young Animal Lymphocyte Proliferation PGE2 Production Healthy Elderly Subject Aging Immune System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simin Nikbin Meydani
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  1. 1.JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on AgingTufts UniversityBostonUSA

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