Nutrition and Immunology

Principles and Practice

Editors: Gershwin, M. Eric, German, J. Bruce, Keen, Carl L. (Eds.)

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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.

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". . .this book comes at a timely moment, when the impact of nutrition and immunology is being widely felt because of the AIDS epidemic. . .There are a number of novel areas treated in this book that illustrate the changing tide and the great need to understand the molecular basis of interactions, in addition to understanding and performing simple dietary assessment."-Foreword by Ranjit Kumar Chandra, DSc, PhD, MD

"A wide range of topics are covered, beginning with chapters on nutritional assessment and nutrient requirements for a properly functioning immune system. The editors conclude with a series of discussions on nutrition and its role in a wide variety of clinical issues, ranging from a chapter on breast milk to the role of diet in various diseases. Chapters on alternative medicines and their effect on immunity are also included. This is a wealth of information that nutritionists, immunologists, and physicians may not always think about. Because of the many topics that are discussed, a large amount of information is provided in an accessible format with good references. . . Issues that are generally not included in immunology courses are compiled here, and probably should be. Most of the chapters are easy to read and contain some thought provoking material for discussion. This book could easily form the basis for a graduate level course.."-4 Stars!, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This unique book, authored by leading investigators in the field of nutrition and immune function, is a comprehensive, readable collection for both researchers and clinicians...Ten basic science chapters review the stat-of-the-art with regard to specific nutrients and their impact on immunity...All of the basic science chapters have outstanding figures of metabolic pathways, and nicely summarize the current understanding of cellular mechanisms. The chapters that examine specific clinical issues include several noteworthy contributions, particularly the chapters on nutrition and common oral diseases, and several superb reviews of nutritional therapy approaches to inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. There are also excellent chapters on AIDS, cancer, diabetes, allograft rejection, food toxicology, nutrition/immunity interactions, perioperative feeding, immune consequences of breast feeding, and a review of antioxidants in the aging immune system...this well-written, authoritative, and comprehensive book is a welcome addition and valuable reference for clinicians and investigators interested in modifying immune responses through nutrition." -Quarterly Review of Biology

"This is a substantial and well produced book in both physical and figurative senses, packed with information and references...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."-Nutrition and Health

"...this text is outstanding. If focuses attention on science issues and provides clear, understandable summaries of the state of current knowledge ...The chapter on nutrition and immunity in aging is an excellent example of the comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the topics listed." - Food and Nutrition Bulletin

"Of the recent books designed for this purpose, this text is outstanding. It focuses attention on science issues and provides clear, understandable summaries of the state of current knowledge....The chapter on nutrition and immunity in aging is an excellent example of the comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the topics listed." - Food and Nutrition Bulletin

"With contributions by 67 authors the editors of "Nutrition and Immunology" try to classify and evaluate the enormous and complex flood of data as one the well-known relationship between nutrition and state of immunity.... Against the background of growing "food-design" the relationships between nutritional and immunological research reach a completely new dimension. In the opinion of the authors this will require the establishment of a new field of nutritional science: nutritional immunology, which will be based on interdisciplinary research....The strong point of the book is the convincing extensive discussion of mainly clinical findings on the relationship between nutrition and immunity." - Nahrung/Food

Table of contents (38 chapters)

Table of contents (38 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrition and Immunology
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Editors
  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • J. Bruce German
  • Carl L. Keen
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-709-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-709-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-719-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-148-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 505
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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