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Influenza Vaccine in Elderly: Nutritional Status-Dependent Immunogenicity

The immune response to influenza vaccine is attenuated in elderly persons, though they are at greatest risk for morbidity and mortality by influenza virus infection. Experimental studies demonstrate that co-administration of L-cystine and L-theanine enhanced antigen-specific production of immunoglobulin in aged mice infected with influenza virus. This study thus investigated (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ […]






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Double-blind, Randomized Trial on Cystine, Theanine & the Common Cold

The common cold, an acute infection properly known as “cold syndrome,” is the most common human illness. The majority of cases of cold syndrome are acute infections of the upper respiratory tract, and its major cause is viral infection. Conventional methods of treatment use medications, such as analgesic agents and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #9 TOP […]











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Attenuation of Natural Killer T-Cells with Cystine & Theanine

Men who perform resistance training 3 times a week for at least 6 months tend to have lower T-helper cell counts than non–resistance trained men. In addition, the natural killer (NK) cell count, an index of innate immunity, has been shown to decrease below the resting value after submaximal resistance (more…) RELATED ARTICLES TOP READ […]











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