Nutrition and Immunology

  • David M. Klurfeld

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Johanna T. Dwyer
    Pages 1-24
  3. S. Husby, S. Halken, A. Høst
    Pages 25-49
  4. Kent L. Erickson, Neil E. Hubbard
    Pages 51-78
  5. David M. Klurfeld
    Pages 79-89
  6. G. Fernandes, J. T. Venkatraman
    Pages 91-120
  7. Solo Kuvibidila, Lolie Yu, David Ode, Raj P. Warrier
    Pages 121-155
  8. H. Paul Redmond, John M. Daly
    Pages 157-166
  9. Aharon Friedman, David Sklan
    Pages 197-216
  10. Adrianne Bendich
    Pages 217-228
  11. Daphne A. Roe, Cindy J. Fuller
    Pages 229-238
  12. Elliott Middleton Jr., Chithan Kandaswami
    Pages 239-266
  13. Pamela J. Fraker, Louis E. King, Beth A. Garvy, Carmen A. Medina
    Pages 267-283
  14. Adria R. Sherman, Amanda T. Spear
    Pages 285-307
  15. Joseph R. Prohaska, Mark L. Failla
    Pages 309-332
  16. Judith R. Stabel, Jerry W. Spears
    Pages 333-356
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 357-358

About this book


Historically, nutrient deficiencies have been of greater concern than dietary excess. However, along with the realization that deaths due to certain diseases are more prevalent in affluent countries came the conclusion that nutritional excess is of equal or in greater concern in many nations. Because immunologic reactions may play a role development of both cancer and atherosclerosis, better understanding of these interre­ lated phenomena may lead to innovative ideas for control of these diseases. There has been considerable interest in the role various nutrients may play in regulating immunologic responses. This has been especially true as a possible mecha­ nism by which fat modulates growth of tumors in animals. Likewise, deficiency or excess of a number of other individual nutrients have been linked to altered immune responses. This volume of Human Nutrition-A Comprehensive Treatise details the effects of a number of nutrients on immunity. The first chapter covers questionable and fraudu­ lent claims linking nutrition and immunity. The next chapter examines several aspects of food allergy. Ensuing chapters focus on specific nutrients such as fat, cholesterol, arginine, vitamins C, A, and E, carotenoids, flavonoids, zinc, iron, copper, and sele­ nium. There are two chapters on total energy intake affecting immune response, one examining protein-energy malnutrition and the other describing the effects of food restriction in otherwise healthy animals.


Carotenoids Malnutrition Nutrition Vitamin Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin E allergy

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Klurfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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