Nutritional Immunology It aimed is to understand how diet and nutritional factors influence our immune responses by regulating health and disease outcomes. Beyond providing essential nutrients diet can actively influence the immune system. Naturally occurring compounds like linoleic acid, abscisic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acids, resveratrol, curcumin, limonin, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D modulate immune responses. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in maintaining the health and in the treatment of disease. The emerging of nutritional immunology is because of the detrimental effect of malnutrition on the immune system. Nutritional deficiency compromises the immune response which led to increased susceptibility to infectious diseases, cancer, suboptimal response to vaccinations and other immunological disorders. Protein is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases particularly in the developing world.
Related Journal on Nutritional Immunology
Journal of Nutritional Immunology, Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences, Nutrition Journals - Elsevier, Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders, American Society for Nutrition.