08/26/2010 - News

Boost Your Immunity With Better Nutrition

By: June Chen, MD

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Poor nutrition status is common in elderly individuals. Factors like tooth loss, difficulty shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, medication-related nutritional deficiencies, and impaired absorption and digestion of foods all contribute to the challenge of maintaining good nutrition. Research shows that poor nutrition can adversely affect the functioning of the immune system, leading to an increased risk of developing infections.

Scientific research has shown that consistent use of multivitamins with minerals and supplements such as calcium and antioxidants improves nutrition and has a positive impact on the immune systems of elderly people and plays an important role in protecting eye and brain function, as well as maintaining bone mass. As many as 80% of older adults have inadequate intake of at least four key nutrients. So, nutrition supplementation is part of an ongoing approach to disease prevention.
BOOST® nutritional energy drink contains 26 vitamins and minerals, as well as a balanced combination of carbohydrates and protein to improve nutrition. In addition to antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium, BOOST® contains calcium for maintaining strong, healthy bones. BOOST® also contains both zinc and selenium. In a review of four clinical trials, consuming at least 20 mg of zinc and 100 mcg of selenium may improve white blood cell function and reduce the risk of lung and bladder infections.
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References:
High KP. Nutritional strategies to boost immunity and prevent infection in elderly individuals. Clin Infect Dis 2001; 33: 1892–900.
Council for Responsible Nutrition. The Benefits of Nutritional Supplements, 2002.

Created on: 07/29/2010
Reviewed on: 08/26/2010

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