Nutritional immunology

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Nutritional immunology is a branch of immunology that involves the study of contributions of nutrition to immune system, immune system protective functions and responses induced by meal, food allergies, malnutrition, overnutrition, nutritional and metabolic disorders including the determination of their immune products.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Overnutrition may impair immune function while undernutrition especially of protein can make body susceptible to infectious agents.[5][6][7][8][9]


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