UK food standards agency workshop report:diet and immune function

Sanderson, Peter, Elsom, Rachel L, Kirkpatrick, Verity, Calder, Philip C, Woodside, Jayne V, Williams, Elizabeth A, Rink, Lothar, Fairweather-Tait, Susan, Ivory, Kamal, Cantorna, Margherita, Watzl, Bernhard and Stone, Elaine M (2010) UK food standards agency workshop report:diet and immune function. British Journal of Nutrition, 103 (11). pp. 1684-1687. ISSN 0007-1145

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Abstract

The UK Food Standards Agency convened a workshop on 13 May 2009 to discuss recently completed research on diet and immune function. The objective of the workshop was to review this research and to establish priorities for future research. Several of the trials presented at the workshop showed some effect of nutritional interventions (e.g. vitamin D, Zn, Se) on immune parameters. One trial found that increased fruit and vegetable intake may improve the antibody response to pneumococcal vaccination in older people. The workshop highlighted the need to further clarify the potential public health relevance of observed nutrition-related changes in immune function, e.g. susceptibility to infections and infectious morbidity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged,aged, 80 and over,aging,antibody formation,diet,food,fruit,government agencies,great britain,humans,immunity,nutritional physiological phenomena,randomized controlled trials as topic,selenium,vaccines,vegetables,vitamin d,vitamins,zinc
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 12:38
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 13:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49106
DOI: 10.1017/S0007114509993692

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