Nutrition and Immunology Principles and Practice

ISBN-10: 0896037193

ISBN-13: 9780896037199

Edition: 2000

List price: $229.00
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A panel of leading researchers and clinicians review the influence of diet on the immune system, and illuminate the extent to which diet-induced changes contribute to the occurrence or prevention of selected diseases. Topics range from the role of mineral and cofactors in the transcriptional regulation of immune maturation to the deterioration of the immune system with select nutrient deficicencies. 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. 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 onset and progression of numerous chronic diseases.
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Book details

List price: $229.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Humana Press
Publication date: 11/12/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 505
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Application and Interpretation of Commonly Used Nutritional Assessment Techniques
Evaluating Malnutrition: What Should the Physician Look For?
Evaluation of the Immune System in the Nutritionally At-Risk Host
Caloric Intake: Sources, Deficiencies, and Excess - An Overview
Protein and Amino Acids
Specific Nutrient Requirements: Trace Elements
Vitamins: Overview and Metabolic Functions
[alpha]-Lipoic Acid: The Metabolic Antioxidant
Defining the Role of Dietary Phytochemicals in Modulating Human Immune Function
Dietary n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Modulate T-Lymphocyte Activation: Clinical Relevance in Treating Diseases of Chronic Inflammation
Nucleotides
Impact of Nutritional Status on Immune Integrity
Nutritional Modulation of Inflammation by Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids/Eicosanoids
Immunological Considerations of Breast Milk
Clinical Issues: Childhood Illnesses, Vaccinations, and Nutritional Status
Protein-Energy Malnutrition and Infectious Disease: Synergistic Interactions
Lipids, Inflammatory Cytokines, and Endothelial Cell Injury
Nutrition and Allergy
Adverse Reactions to Foods
Perioperative Feeding: Nutrition and Immunity
Alcohol and Immune Function
Cigarette Smoking, Substance Abuse, Nutritional Status, and Immune Function
Nutrition, Immunity, and Alternative Medicine
Obesity and Immunity
Diabetes and Immunity
Nutritional Modulation of Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Digestive Tract
Diet and Allograft Rejection
Food Toxicology and Immunity
Interactions Between Nutrition and Immunity: Lessons from Animal Agriculture
Cancer and Nutrition
AIDS
Aging: Nutrition and Immunity
Role of Nutrition in Common Oral Diseases
The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Chinese Herbs, Plants, and Spices
The Influence of Probiotic Organisms on the Immune Response
Nutritional Effects on the Pathogen Genome and Phenotypic Expression of Disease
Whither Nutrition and Immunology Interactions Toward the Next Millennium? What is Past is Prologue
Index
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