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Type: Conference paper
Title: Nutritional modulation of behavior and immunocompetence
Author: Morley, J.
Citation: Proceedings of the US Administration on Aging Symposium: Nutrition Research and the Elderly, as published in Nutrition Reviews, 1994 / vol.52, iss.8, pp.S6-S8
Publisher: International Life Sciences Institute
Publisher Place: Lawrence, KS
Issue Date: 1994
Series/Report no.: Nutrition Reviews; v. 52, no. 8, pt. 2
ISSN: 0029-6643
1753-4887
Conference Name: US Administration on Aging Symposium: Nutrition Research and the Elderly (25 Mar 1993 - 26 Mar 1993 : Chicago, IL)
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John E. Morley
Abstract: Alterations in nutritional status can have profound effects both on the immune system and on behavior. For example, a severe deficiency such as that of niacin can lead to the dementia associated with pellagra; a severe thiamin deficiency results in Wernicke's encephalopathy. Studies in children in Third World countries have clearly demonstrated the devastating effects of protein-energy undernutrition (PEU) on immune competence and the development of infections. Nutritional deficiencies in older persons rarely present with such clear-cut changes but rather are often seen as borderline deficiency states. The following sections will briefly explore the putative effects of borderline nutritional status on the immune system and behavior in older persons.
Keywords: Behavior
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030088116
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1994.tb01437.x
Published version: https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1753-4887.1994.tb01437.x
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