Thursday, November 8, 2007

A cranberry a day keeps the virus at bay...

UC-Davis is starting up a study to test whether or not substances in cranberry juice (antioxidants and phenols), are effective at boosting the immune system of the elderly. The immunosenescence (deterioration of immune response) is hypothesized to be inhibited by these substances, which could increase the immune response to flu vaccines given to the elderly.
Cool beans... I mean berries.

-Rebecca Hebner

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