FREDRICK J. STARE, PH.D., M.D.
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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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