Diet and Human Immune Function by David A. HughesDiet and Human Immune Function by David A. Hughes

Diet and Human Immune Function

byDavid A. Hughes

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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Leading international researchers and clinicians comprehensively review in detail what is known about the ability of diet to enhance human immune function in health, disease, and under various condition of stress. The authors offer state-of-the-art critical appraisals of the influences on the human immune system of several important vitamins and minerals both singly and in combination. The authors also examine how nutrition modulates immune function in various disease states and under three forms of stress-vigorous exercise, military conditions, and air pollution. A much-needed overview of the nutritional consequences of drug-disease interactions provides recommendations for potential nutritional interventions that could increase drug efficacy and/or reduce adverse side effects. "Conclusions" and "Take Home Messages" at the end of each chapter give physicians clinical instructions about special diets and dietary components for many immune-related disease states.
Title:Diet and Human Immune FunctionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. OverviewThe Basics of Immunology for the Non-ImmunologistKeith E. NyeAssessment of Human Immune ResponseSusanna Cunningham-RundlesEffects of Infection on Nutritional and Immune StatusDavid I. Thurnham and Christine A. Northrop-ClewesNeonatal Nutrition and ImmunityDeborah O'Neil and Denise KellyNutrition and Immunity in the ElderlyJohn D. Bogden and Donald B. LouriaII. Vitamins and Immune ResponsesVitamin ARichard D. SembaVitamin CRonald AndersonVitamin ESung Nim Han and Simin Nikbin MeydaniCarotenoidsDavid A. HughesMultivitaminsHo-Kyung Kwak and Jeffrey B. BlumbergIII. Minerals and Immune ResponsesIronGünter WeissSeleniumGeoffrey J. Beckett, John R. Arthur, Sue M. Miller, and Roddie C. McKenzieZincKlaus-Helge Ibs and Lothar RinkIV. Nutrition, Immunity, and DiseaseRheumatoid ArthritisL. Gail DarlingtonOsteoporosis, Nutrition, and the Immune SystemMarco Di MonacoHIV InfectionMarianna K. Baum and Adriana CampaProbiotics and ImmunomodulationKay J. Rutherfurd-Markwick and Harsharnjit S. GillDietary Fat, Immunity, and CancerKent L. Erickson, Darshan S. Kelley, and Neil E. HubbardV. Environmental StressorsExercise, Cytokines, and Lymphocytes: Nutritional and Metabolic AspectsBente K. PedersenMilitary Studies and Nutritional Immunology: Undernutrition and Susceptibility to IllnessKarl E. FriedlAir Pollution, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Allergic Bronchial Asthma: The Therapeutic Role of AntioxidantsGennaro D'AmatoUse of Drugs that Affect Nutrition and Immune FunctionAdrianne Bendich and Ronit ZilberboimVI. AppendicesAbbreviationsGlossaryRelated Books and WebsitesIndex.

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From the Foreword..."...provides exceedingly useful information for practicing physicians" -William R. Beisel, MD, FACP