Therapeutics
March 1, 1993

Vitamin and trace-element supplementation in healthy elderly persons reduced the frequency of infection and nutritional deficiencies and improved immune response

Publication: ACP Journal Club
Volume 118, Number 2

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Chandra RK. Effect of vitamin and trace-element supplementation on immune responses and infection in elderly subjects. Lancet. 1992 Nov 7;340:1124-7.

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ACP Journal Club
Volume 118Number 2March 1, 1993
Pages: 34

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Published in issue: March 1, 1993
Published online: 9 March 2020

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John R. Saltzman, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (J.R.S.)

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