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Study Demonstrates That AHCC(R) Provides Immune Enhancement Against the West Nile Virus
Date:9/9/2008

ese results are promising for individuals living with the disease as well as West Nile Virus susceptible populations such as the elderly and those individuals with a weakened immune system.

"This study demonstrates how AHCC can provide benefits against the West Nile Virus and further demonstrates its essential role for maintaining a healthy immune system," said Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H., of the Center for Integrative and Complementary Medicine, and medical director for the U.S. AHCC Research Association.

Completed findings of the study were presented at the International AHCC Symposium held in Sapporo, Japan. The study is currently being submitted for publication. Studies of significance presented at this year's Symposium included a Yale School of Medicine clinical study demonstrating that AHCC enhances the immune system in healthy elderly subjects as well as a newly published study completed at Drexel University that reviewed the research on the effect of AHCC against a number of infectious agents such as the influenza (flu) virus.

AHCC has been the subject of over 80 research studies worldwide. Research has demonstrated that AHCC enhances the immune system proving beneficial for a number of diseases that include flu, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.

What is AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound)?

AHCC is derived from the hybridization of several subspecies of medicinal mushroom, cultivated in Japan and then produced from a specialized manufacturing process. AHCC is the leading immune-enhancing supplement in Japan and is utilized by over 700 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide as a standard preventative supplement for incoming patients to help reduce the risk of hospital infections as well as supporting the body's fight against the formation of abnormal cells.*

AHCC is manufactured by Amino Up Chemical Company in Sapporo, Japan and is distributed in the United States by Maypro Industries. Maypro sells AHCC to
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