FREDRICK J. STARE, PH.D., M.D.
The subject of nutrition and resistance raises the question of resistance to what—resistance to disease in general, resistance to specific diseases, resistance to therapeutic and toxic effects of drugs, etc. I shall review for you some of the more recent work on nutrition and various types of resistance.
Although it has been generally accepted that good nutrition is a requisite for a maximum degree of resistance to infection, it has been difficult to determine precisely what the relationship might be. It has been repeatedly suggested, for instance, that vitamins A and C are important in maintaining resistance, and the widespread
STARE FJ. NUTRITION AND RESISTANCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:735–740. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-735
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(5):735-740.
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