Micronutrient intake supports immune system of HIV infected patients

Relation among micronutrient intakes with CD4 count in HIV infected patients

This study assessed the correlation between micronutrient intakes and immune system function in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. CD4 cells were counted in 119 patients. CD4 cells are white blood cells that boost the immune system. Their number is reduced in HIV-infected patients. The results showed that higher intakes of vitamin A and D increased the number of CD4 cells in HIV patients, thus indicating an improved immune function. More details can be found in the study.
de Luis DA, Bachiller P, Aller R, de Luis J, Izaola O, Terroba MC, Cuellar L, González Sagrado M. Relation among micronutrient intakes with CD4 count in HIV infected patients. Nutr Hosp. 2002 Nov-Dec;17(6):285-9.


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