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TitleNutrition and Immunology [electronic resource] : Principles and Practice / edited by M. Eric Gershwin, J. Bruce German, Carl L. Keen
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-709-3
Descript XIV, 505 p. online resource

SUMMARY

In Nutrition and Immunology: Principles and Practice, leading researchers and clinicians review the influence of diet on the immune system, and illuminate the extent to which diet-induced changes can contribute to the occurrence or prevention of selected diseases. Topics range from the quality of the immune response associated with nutrient deficiencies to the deterioration in the immune response resulting from select nutrient deficiencies. Also reviewed are the increased demand for antioxidant protection and tissue repair created by the consequences of immune activation, and the specific protein, vitamin, and lipid needs of the immune system. Extensive coverage is given to the impact of diet on such clinical issues as breast feeding, allergies, autoimmune diseases, cancer, perioperative condition, diabetes, allograft rejection, and oral disease. In all discussions the authors seek to clarify the complex interplay of nutrients in the modulation of the equally complex immune system. Nutrition and Immunology: Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive review of the role of nutrition in health, with a major focus on how diet can reduce the initial onset, as well as the progression, of numerous chronic diseases. Its state-of-the-art articles will help readers understand the molecular basis for improving health over the long term by defining the specific nutritional needs of the immune system throughout life, as well as during immunologic challenge, thus assuring the book's role as the new foundation reference in this dramatically developing field


CONTENT

I. Nutritional Assessment -- 1 Application and Interpretation of Commonly Used Nutritional Assessment Techniques -- 2 Evaluating Malnutrition: What Should the Physician Look For? -- 3 Evaluation of the Immune System in the Nutritionally At-Risk Host -- II. Specific Nutrient Requirements (Normal Populations; Populations with Low Intakes, Including Teens, Females, Elderly...) -- 4 Caloric Intake: Sources, Deficiencies, and Excess โ{128}{148} An Overview -- 5 Protein and Amino Acids -- 6 Specific Nutrient Requirements: Trace Elements -- 7 Vitamins: Overview and Metabolic Functions -- 8 ?-Lipoic Acid: The Metabolic Antioxidant -- 9 Defining the Role of Dietary Phytochemicals in Modulating Human Immune Function -- 10 Dietary n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Modulate T-Lymphocyte Activation: Clinical Relevance in Treating Diseases of Chronic Inflammation -- 11 Nucleotides -- III. Nutrient-Immune Interactions -- 12 Impact of Nutritional Status on Immune Integrity -- 13 Nutritional Modulation of Inflammation by Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids/Eicosanoids -- IV. Clinical Issues -- 14 Immunological Considerations of Breast Milk -- 15 Clinical Issues: Childhood Illnesses, Vaccinations, and Nutritional Status -- 16 Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Infectious Disease: Synergistic Interactions -- 17 Lipids, Inflammatory Cytokines, and Endothelial Cell Injury -- 18 Nutrition and Allergy -- 19 Adverse Reactions to Foods -- 20 Perioperative Feeding: Nutrition and Immunity -- 21 Alcohol and Immune Function -- 22 Cigarette Smoking, Substance Abuse, Nutritional Status, and Immune Function -- 23 Nutrition, Immunity, and Alternative Medicine -- 24 Obesity and Immunity -- 25 Diabetes and Immunity -- 26 Nutritional Modulation of Autoimmune Diseases -- 27 Autoimmune Diseases of the Digestive Tract -- 28 Diet and Allograft Rejection -- 29 Food Toxicology and Immunity -- 30 Interactions Between Nutrition and Immunity: Lessons from Animal Agriculture -- 31 Cancer and Nutrition -- 32 AIDS -- 33 Aging: Nutrition and Immunity -- 34 Role of Nutrition in Common Oral Diseases -- 35 The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Chinese Herbs, Plants, and Spices -- 36 The Influence of Probiotic Organisms on the Immune Response -- 37 Nutritional Effects on the Pathogen Genome and Phenotypic Expression of Disease -- V. Future Directions -- 38 Whither Nutrition and Immunology Interactions Toward the Next Millennium? What is Past is Prologue


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