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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 806198, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/806198
Review Article

Aging Adults and Seasonal Influenza: Does the Vitamin D Status (H)Arm the Body?

1Department of Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics, Medical School and University Hospitals of Geneva, Hospital of Trois-Chêne, Chemin du Pont-Bochet 3, CH-1226 Thônex-Geneva, Switzerland
2Translational Medicine Research Group, Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Vincent Building, College Road, Cranfield MK430AL, UK

Received 23 June 2011; Accepted 23 August 2011

Academic Editor: Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold

Copyright © 2012 Pierre Olivier Lang and Dimitrios Samaras. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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