Monday, December 4, 2006

Cutting Calories May Aid Immune System

Immune System Less Affected by Age in Calorie-Restricted Monkeys WebMD 12/4/06 "The study was done by Janko Nikolich-Zugich, MD, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues. Nikolich-Zugich's group studied 42 monkeys ranging in age from 19 to 23. That's roughly the same as 60 to 70 in humans...The blood tests showed the T-cells of the calorie-restricted monkeys were less affected by age than those of the monkeys on a normal diet...if calorie restriction aids the immune system's T-cells, that might lead to better resistance to infection and, ultimately, to longer life, the researchers note"

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