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I was one of those infants whose thymus was erroneously irradiated during infancy to “shrink the large thymus and improve my wheezing”. At age 53 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and successfully treated. That was 25 years ago and I haven’t had any other serious illnesses since. Has there been any research showing the effect of that early radiation on our lifetime production of T cells?
I’ve been watching research news for clues on the connections between obesity and severity of COVID-19 cases, including development of PASC (long COVID). I’ve known about the presence of immune system cells specific to abdominal fat tissue. The genetics discussed in this blog make me wonder if this is an important clue. My obese daughter has been disabled by PASC since March 2020. Please be sure that researchers studying SARS-CoV-2 and PASC, including possible treatments, are aware of the research findings discussed in this blog. Thank you.
Talk about burying the lead! How many participants were in the study?? 25??
Burying what lead?
What if people are non obese, are not overweight and eat , daily, 2000 calories if they are women, and 2500 calories if they are men? Should they still reduce the number of calories they eat to see any beneficial effect on their thymus and their immune system? What about people who already eat , daily, even less calories than the number quoted above?
this might be a one-sided research Eating less calories for people who are no overweight, means less nutriments, which means other diseases like osteoporosis, maybe consuming not enough vitamins or minerals….. This kind of research shouldn’t be published as some people can cut their calories and at the same time many nutriments…. People who publish this kind of research are totally irresponsible.
What does a study of subjects aged 25 – 45 have to do with aging? A study only two years long cannot say much about longevity.
Feels like the only thing this advice is going to do is encourage more disordered eating.
Calorie restriction is a must to keep us healthy and fit. Well wishes for next level research.