Healthy food protects the immune system in old age

To old age, the immune system loses some of its protective properties. Older people are significantly more likely to develop infectious diseases and cancer. The use of vaccination for the elderly often do not yield the desired result. As it turned out, proper nutrition forms the immune system in old age, writes The Times of India.

Experts from University College London found that the connection MARK p38 is able to control the aging process of T-lymphocytes, cells of the human immune system. Blocker MARK p38 increases the lifespan of cells and reverses the aging lymphocyte back.

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Substance MARK p38 is activated by a poor diet. It turns out that the immune system of the elderly is fashionable to strengthen quality and healthy food. Previously, scientists believed that this effect is only possible after drug therapy inhibitors MARK.

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