November 1996 Issue

Boosting Immunity: Can Nutrition Really Make A Difference?

Children seem to possess miraculous recuperative powers. Infections, colds, cuts and the like usually last a day or two and then it's business as usual. Not so for older folks. Shrugging off a similar infection can take weeks and may turn more serious. In fact, infections are the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly, a clear sign the body's ability to fight infection diminishes with age. A lowered immune response may

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