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How can natural killer (NK) cells reduce my risk of illness?

Natural killer (NK) cells are designed to find your cells that are no longer working effectively and "put them to sleep." This ranges from cells that have been infected with viruses to full-blown cancer. Lots of NK activity is perceived to be a good thing that reduces the chance of acute as well as chronic illness.

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