A 75-year-old male asked:
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will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not alone: ...But it will improve your nutritional intake of protein. Watch your calories.
Answered on Feb 17, 2014
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv.
Answered on Apr 19, 2016
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