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ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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The Effect of Nutritional Elements on the Immune System

Kursat Karacabey* and Nurfer Ozdemir
Physical Education and Sports, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
Corresponding Author : Dr. Kursat Karacabey
Associate Professor
Physical Education and Sports Gaziantep University
Gaziantep, Turkey
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Received August 01, 2012; Accepted November 27, 2012; Published November 29, 2012
Citation: Karacabey K, Ozdemir N (2012) The Effect of Nutritional Elements on the Immune System. J Obes Wt Loss Ther 2:152. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000152
Copyright: © 2012 Karacabey K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: This study has been done to analyze the effect of nutritional elements on human immune system. Human body possesses many elements in order to protect itself. In the simplest term, the outer creatine layer on the skin is one of them. Human immune system, along with the cells in peripheries circulation, hormones and solvable immuno modulators is fairly sophisticated and had yet not been resolved completely. Immune system, in human organism detects the molecules which are unfamiliar to its own structure and responds to them in convenient terms. In the event of pathogen factor entrance into human body, immune system steps in to action and creates immune response.
There are many factors that affect immune system functions, one of those is nutrition. There is a significant correlation between immune system and nutrition, furthermore malnutrition shouldn’t be considered as energy and a protein deficiency alone. Due to these reasons, the main aim of nourishment is not merely to gain energy and protein, but to enhance resistance against ailments with some specific nutriment and to turn the inflammatory response in someone’s best interests. The nutriments which show beneficial effects on immune system are called. Immune nutriments and nourishment on these nutriments is called immune diet. The main fields of application of immune diet is
patient undergoing surgery, traumatized, cancer patients, patients who need intensive care and patients with serious infections such as sepsis.
Conclusions: In conclusion, in order to strengthen our immune system, to reduce the risks of ailments and to stay healthy the body defence system in our body should be strengthened. To do so, particular costly medicines can be used; however, regular exercises and having an immune diet will be more economical and natural preference.

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