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Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

1st Edition

Edited by Mohan Pammi, Jesus G. Vallejo, Steven A. Abrams

CRC Press

422 pages

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Description

Nutrition and infection are often at a crossroads, interacting with each other and influencing human health. Infection is a major health problem and nutritional deficiency plays a significant role in increasing the risk of infection. Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health presents state-of-the-art evidence on nutrition-infecti

Table of Contents

Role of Nutrition in Human Health and Disease. Interaction of Nutrition and Immunity. Micronutrient Deficiency and Immunity. Infection-Nutrition Interaction: Perspectives from the Developing World in Transition. Role of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Nutrition- Infection Interactions and the Potential Therapeutic Strategy Using Antioxidants and Modulating Inflammation. Nutrient-Drug Interactions. HIV and Micronutrient Supplementation. Tuberculosis and Human Nutrition. Impact of Malaria and Parasitic Infections on Human Nutrition. Gut Microbiome in the Nutrition-Infection Interaction: A Focus on Malnourished Children. Enteric Syndromes Leading to Malnutrition and Infections. Relationship of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics to Infections, Immunity, and Nutrition. Immunonutrients and Evidence for Their Use in Hospitalized Adults Receiving Artificial Nutrition. Impact of Infection-Nutrient Interactions in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Aging and Effects of Nutrient-Infection Interactions. Future Strategies and Research Directions in Nutrition- Infection Interactions That Will Enhance Human Health. Index.

About the Editors

Mohan Pammi is assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and an attending neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Pammi has significant interest in nutrition-infection interactions and immunonutrients including lactoferrin and probiotics. His laboratory researches novel strategies to prevent and treat Staphylococcus and Candida infections. He has published articles on basic and translational research on lactoferrin and has considerable experience in conducting systematic reviews for The Cochrane Collaboration.

Jesus Vallejo is professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Clinical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a nationally known infectious disease specialist. His research focuses on the role of innate immunity in infections, particularly viral infections resulting in myocarditis.

Steven A. Abrams is professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital. He is also a faculty member at the Children's Nutrition Research Center located at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Abrams is an internationally known neonatologist and nutrition expert and collaborates with researchers in Latin America, the Middle East, and India. He is a member of the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has served on multiple Institute of Medicine committees.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED022090
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
MED079000
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine