Low Calorie Diet Helps Weight Loss and Boosts Immunity

A low calorie diet not only helps weight loss, it also boosts immunity, so says recent research.
Research leader, Simin Nikbin Meydani, from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston, shows the interaction between reduction of calories and immune markers within humans.
With age, our immune response usually declines. Calorie reduction has been proven to boost the immune system in animal models.
In the study, 46 overweight women and men, aged between 20 and 40, had to eat either a 30 percent or 10 percent calorie-reduced diet for six months.
The effects of the calorie reduction on the function of T-cells, a key type of white blood cell or immune cell, were examined.
For the first time on record the results highlighted how calorie reduction for six months in humans can improve the function of T-cells.

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