Nutrition and Immunology

Principles and Practice

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • J. Bruce German
  • Carl L. Keen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nutritional Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles H. Halsted
      Pages 15-20
    3. Jonathan Powell, Andrea T. Borchers, Steven Yoshida, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 21-31
  3. Specific Nutrient Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Dean A. Troyer, Gabriel Fernandes
      Pages 35-47
    3. Vernon R. Young
      Pages 49-64
    4. Janet C. King
      Pages 65-74
    5. Robert Rucker
      Pages 75-96
    6. John K. Lodge, Lester Packer
      Pages 97-106
    7. Robert S. Chapkin, David N. McMurray, Christopher A. Jolly
      Pages 121-134
    8. George K. Grimble, Olwyn M. R. Westwood
      Pages 135-144
  4. Nutrient-Immune Interaction

  5. Clinical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Bo Lönnerdal
      Pages 171-179
    3. Noel W. Solomons, Gerald T. Keusch
      Pages 181-194
    4. Christopher A. Jolly, Gabriel Fernandes
      Pages 195-202
    5. Bernhard Hennig, Michal Toborek, Gilbert A. Boissonneault
      Pages 203-220
    6. Christopher Chang, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 221-231
    7. Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Lorenzo Marsigli, Francesco Chiappelli, Michelle A. Kung, Mauro Bernardi, Giuseppe Francesco Stefanini
      Pages 233-246
    8. Ronald R. Barbosa, Bruce M. Wolfe
      Pages 247-259
    9. Francesco Chiappelli, Michelle A. Kung, Giuseppe Francesco Stefanini, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi
      Pages 261-274
    10. Katherine Gundling, Andrea Borchers, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 281-294
    11. Paul A. Davis, Judith S. Stern
      Pages 295-300
    12. Manuel E. Baldeón, H. Rex Gaskins
      Pages 301-311
    13. Claudio Galperin, Gabriel Fernandes, Ricardo M. Oliveira, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 313-328
    14. Thomas P. Prindiville, Mary C. Cantrell
      Pages 329-340
    15. Richard V. Perez, Steven Katznelson
      Pages 341-354
    16. Linda Rasooly, Noel R. Rose
      Pages 355-361
    17. Kirk C. Klasing, Tatiana V. Leshchinsky
      Pages 363-373
    18. Carolyn K. Clifford
      Pages 375-388
    19. William R. Beisel
      Pages 389-401
    20. Simin Nikbin Meydani, Michelle Schelske Santos
      Pages 403-421
    21. Cecilia Gorrel, Tiffany L. Bierer
      Pages 423-437
    22. Christopher Chang, M. Eric Gershwin
      Pages 439-450
    23. Stephanie Blum, Yves Delneste, Anne Donnet, Eduardo Jorge Schiffrin
      Pages 451-455
  6. Future Directions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 475-505

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • J. Bruce German
    • 2
  • Carl L. Keen
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA
  3. 3.Department of NutritionUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA

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