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Title Nutrition and immune function / edited by Philip C. Calder, Catherine J. Field and Harsharnjit S. Gill.

Imprint New York : CABI Pub. in association with the Nutrition Society, ©2002.


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Description x, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Frontiers in nutritional science ; no. 1
Frontiers in nutritional science ; no. 1.
Note H.S. Gill is on the academic staff of Massey University, New Zealand.
Includes a chapter by New Zealand authors M.L. Cross and H.S. Gill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. The Immune System. 1. The Immune System: an Overview / G. Devereux. 2. Evaluation of the Effects of Nutrients on Immune Function / S. Cunningham-Rundles -- pt. 2. Individual Nutrients, Infection and Immune Function. 3. Effect of Post-natal Protein Malnutrition and Intrauterine Growth Retardation on Immunity and Risk of Infection / R.K. Chandra. 4. Fatty Acids, Inflammation and Immunity / P.C. Calder and C.J. Field. 5. Arginine and Immune Function / M.D. Duff and J.M. Daly. 6. Glutamine and the Immune System / P.C. Calder and P. Newsholme. 7. Sulphur Amino Acids, Glutathione and Immune Function / R.F. Grimble. 8. Vitamin A, Infection and Immune Function / R.D. Semba. 9. Antioxidant Vitamins and Immune Function / D.A. Hughes. 10. Zinc, Infection and Immune Function / A.S. Prasad. 11. Role of Iron in Immunity and Infection / S. Kuvibidila and B.S. Baliga. 12. Selenium and the Immune System / R.C. McKenzie, J.R. Arthur, S.M. Miller, T.S. Rafferty and G.J. Beckett. 13. Probiotics and Immune Function / H.S. Gill and M.L. Cross -- pt. 3. Nutrition and Immunity through the Life Cycle. 14. Role of Local Immunity and Breast-feeding in Mucosal Homoeostasis and Defence against Infections / P. Brandtzaeg. 15. Food Allergy / E. Opara. 16. Exercise and Immune Function -- Effect of Nutrition / E.W. Petersen and B.K. Pedersen. 17. Nutrition and Ageing of the Immune System / B. Lesourd, A. Raynaud-Simon and L. Mazari. 18. Nutrition, Infection and Immunity: Public Health Implications / A. Tomkins.
Summary Contributors from a wide range of medical specialties and sciences summarize current understanding of the interactions between nutrition and immunity, emphasizing the mechanisms of action of the nutrients concerned and the impact on human health. After reviewing the immune system and the effects of nutrition on it generally, they look at individual nutrients, among them fatty acids, glutamine, antioxidant vitamins, iron, and probiotics. Then they look at nutrition and immunity through the life cycle, with discussions of the role of local immunity and breast-feeding in mucosal homeostasis and defense against infections, food allergy, exercise, and the aging of the immune system. Distributed in the US by Oxford University Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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Subject Immune system.
Natural immunity.
Dietary supplements.
Immune System -- physiology. (DNLM)D007107Q000502
Dietary Supplements. (DNLM)D019587
Immunity, Innate -- physiology. (DNLM)D007113Q000502
Immunochemistry. (DNLM)D007120
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena. (DNLM)D009747
Dietary supplements. (OCoLC)fst00893336
Immune system. (OCoLC)fst00967877
Natural immunity. (OCoLC)fst01034361
Nutrition. (OCoLC)fst01042187
Immunsystem (DE-588)4026643-6
Added Author Calder, Philip C.
Field, Catherine J.
Gill, Harsharnjit S.
ISBN 0851995837
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