Nutritional imunology: modulation of immunity by components of nutrition


Authors: P. Šíma 1;  B. Turek 2;  V. Bencko 3
Authors‘ workplace: Mikrobiologický ústav v. v. i., AV ČR, Praha Ředitel: RNDr. Martin Bilej, DrSc. 1;  Společnost pro výživu Předseda: MUDr. Petr Tláskal, CSc. 2;  Ústav hygieny a epidemiologie 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha Přednosta: doc. MUDr. Milan Tuček, CSc. 3
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2013; 93(4): 158-162
Category: Reviews

Overview

Nutritional immunology often termed immunonutritology is a relatively new branch of medical sciences connecting two at first glance quite different fields, immunology and nutrition. In spite of this dissimilarity, immunonutritology has a wide impact on public health. There is a great deal of evidence that the non-adequate or lowered intake of nutrition is reflected in both protein-energetic malnutrition (wasting disorder, kwashiorkor etc.) and immune system disorders.

Keywords:
nutrition – immunity – immune-modulating components of nutrition


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