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Diet, Immunity and Inflammation.

Calder, P. C. (Author). Yaqoob, P. (Added Author).
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Subject: Diet.
Diet in disease.
Diet therapy.
Immunity > Nutritional aspects.
Inflammation > Nutritional aspects.
Diet Therapy.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780857095749
  • ISBN: 0857095749
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (765 pages).
  • Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.

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General Note: 7.8 References.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Diet, immunity and inflammation; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition; Part I Immunity and inflammation: an introduction; 1 Innate and adaptive immunity; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Levels of defense; 1.3 Innate immunity; 1.4 Adaptive immunity; 1.5 Conclusion; 1.6 References; 2 Mucosal immunity in a healthy gut; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Induction of adaptive immunity in the gut; 2.3 Secretory immunity reinforcing the mucosal barrier; 2.4 Immunological consequences of gut microbial-host interactions.
2.5 IgA and breastfeeding in immune control2.6 Induction of homeostasis versus hypersensitivity in thegut; 2.7 Conclusion; 2.8 Acknowledgments; 2.9 References; 3 Chronic inflammatory diseases; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Epidemiological trends of chronic inflammatory diseases; 3.3 T-helper cells: differentiation and effector cell plasticity; 3.4 Chronic inflammation and epigenetics; 3.5 MicroRNA: biogenesis, function and role in regulating adaptive immunity; 3.6 Conclusion and future trends; 3.7 References; 4 Chronic low-grade inflammation; 4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Obesity and the development of chronic low-grade inflammation (CLGI)4.3 Adipose tissue as an immune organ; 4.4 White and brown adipose tissue and CLGI; 4.5 Adipocytes as immune cells; 4.6 Impact on inflammation of other cells from adipose tissue; 4.7 The anti-inflammatory status of lean adipose tissue; 4.8 Laboratory evaluation of CLGI; 4.9 References; Part II Micronutrients, immunity and inflammation; 5 The role of zinc in immunity and inflammation; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Nutritional background; 5.3 Molecular mechanisms of zinc action; 5.4 Effects of zinc on immune function.
5.5 The impact of zinc in inflammatory processes5.6 Zinc in human health and clinical nutrition; 5.7 Conclusion and future trends; 5.8 References; 6 The role of dietary selenium in inflammation and immunity; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Nutritional aspects of selenium; 6.3 The selenoprotein family; 6.4 The effect of decreased selenium (Se) intake on selenoprotein synthesis; 6.5 Selenium and viral immunity; 6.6 Selenium and bacterial and fungal infections; 6.7 Selenium and immunity against parasites; 6.8 Selenium and inflammation related to critical illness, clinical sepsis and colitis.
6.9 Selenium and allergies and asthma6.10 Selenium, cancer and immunity in aging; 6.11 Mechanisms by which dietary selenium may affect inflammation and immune responses; 6.12 Conclusion and future trends; 6.13 Sources of further information and advice; 6.14 References; 7 The role of iron in immunity and inflammation: implications for the response to infection; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 The effects of iron deficiency on immunity; 7.3 The effects of iron overload on immunity; 7.4 Mechanisms of impaired immunity in iron deficiency; 7.5 Iron status and infection; 7.6 Conclusion; 7.7 Acknowledgments.
Summary: Although inflammation is one of the body's first responses to infection, overactive immune responses can cause chronic inflammatory diseases. Long-term low-grade inflammation has also been identified as a risk factor for other diseases. Diet, immunity and inflammation provides a comprehensive introduction to immunity and inflammation and the role that diet and nutrition play with regard to this key bodily response. Part one, an introductory section, discusses innate and adaptive immunity, mucosal immunity in a healthy gut and chronic inflammatory diseases and low grade inflammation. Cha.
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