© 2004

Handbook of Nutrition and Immunity

  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • Penelope Nestel
  • Carl L. Keen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Carlo Selmi, Pietro Invernizzi, Massimo Zuin, Aftab A. Ansari, M. Eric Gershwin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael K. Hendricks, Greg Hussey
    Pages 19-47
  4. Rachel Gitau, Suzanne Filteau
    Pages 49-69
  5. Alan A. Jackson, Philip C. Calder
    Pages 71-92
  6. Usha Ramakrishnan, Amy L. Webb, Karen Ologoudou
    Pages 93-115
  7. Carl L. Keen, Janet Y. Uriu-Adams, Jodi L. Ensunsa, M. Eric Gershwin
    Pages 117-140
  8. Kent L. Erickson, Darshan S. Kelley, Neil E. Hubbard
    Pages 141-152
  9. Christopher Chang
    Pages 153-185
  10. Laurence S. Harbige, M. Eric Gershwin
    Pages 187-211
  11. Andrea T. Borchers, Carl L. Keen, M. Eric Gershwin
    Pages 213-241
  12. Clara Menéndez, Carlota Dobaňo
    Pages 243-264
  13. Ian Douglas Riley
    Pages 265-286
  14. Douglas L. Taren
    Pages 287-302
  15. HIV
    Annamaria Kiure, Wafaie Fawzi
    Pages 303-337
  16. Penelope Nestel, Ritu Nalubola
    Pages 339-356
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 357-365

About this book


Because nutrient deficiencies can alter immune response to produce a higher incidence of infection and increased mortality-especially in children-it is important in clinical practice, both as a therapeutic and preventive measure, to determine whether the patient is malnourished. In Handbook of Nutrition and Immunity, an international panel of physicians, pediatricians, immunologists, and public health nutritionists concisely review for front-line health care providers and researchers the practical aspects related to evaluating nutrition and immunology in the field. Here the busy physician and investigator will quickly find a clear and up-to-date understanding of the essential immunological facts in adult and child nutrition. Citing the latest research findings, the authors explain the role of nutrition in such current health issues as HIV, malaria, food allergies, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections, and review the impact of macro- and micronutrient deficiencies, dietary fat, and antioxidants on immune status. They also discuss the evaluation of immune function in the nutritionally at-risk patient, the immunological effects of severe undernutrition in children, the assessment of nutrition in the field with and without sophisticated facilities, and the special case of the pregnant and lactating woman. As an added value, a compact disk accompanies the book for downloading an ebook version to the reader's PC or PDA.
Comprehensive and holistic, the Handbook of Nutrition and Immunity illuminates for busy health care providers and scientists the interaction and linkages between nutrition and immunology and provides an up-to-date understanding of the practical problems associated with evaluating nutritional and immune status in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Eric Gershwin
    • 1
  • Penelope Nestel
    • 2
  • Carl L. Keen
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of California School of MedicineDavisUSA
  2. 2.Micronutrient Global Leadership ProjectUSA
  3. 3.Department of NutritionUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Nutrition and Immunity
  • Editors M. Eric Gershwin
    Penelope Nestel
    Carl L. Keen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-308-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9864-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-790-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 365
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"This is a fascinating book about how nutrition affects immunity...of great value to those caregivers in the third world and also for those working in the laboratory with infectious diseases..." - Practical Gastroenterology

"This handbook provides a concise analysis of peer reviewed works that have examined the role of nutrition and immune defenses." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal