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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids.
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PMID:  21323237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The immune system tends to become less efficient as people age, and nutrition plays a significant role in older adults' immune responses. In particular, dietary fatty acids are precursors to important immune system components. Certain fatty acids, predominantly those that are polyunsaturated, also tend to decrease the risk of certain neurological diseases in older adults. This article describes the impact of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on older adults' immune system and discusses the roles of age and immune status with regard to PUFA supplements.
Frances Hardin-Fanning; Gilbert A Boissonneault; Terry A Lennie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.
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