Table of Contents

Nutrition, immunity, and infection.
Immune systems : the defence mechanisms of the body.
Role of nutrients in immune functions.
Undernutrition, host defence mechanisms, and risk of infection.
Infections and undernutrition : causation and consequences.
Vitamin A deficiency and risk of infection.
Iron status and risk of infection.
Zinc deficiency and infections.
Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis.
10.nutrition, immunity, and infections of infants and children.
Maternal nutrition, infections, and birth outcomes.
Nutrition, immunity, and infections in the elderly.
Nutrition, immunity, and chronic diseases.
Probiotics, prebiotics, and immunity.
Food allergy.