Special Issue "Immunology: Nutrition, Exercise and Adiposity Relationships"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
2. Director of the Human Performance Laboratory,North Carolina Research Campus,Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
Interests: sports nutrition; exercise; immunology; inflammation; obesity; metabolomics; proteomics; lipid mediators
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The immune system is negatively impacted by excessive adiposity, malnutrition, prolonged and intensive exercise, and other physiological stressors. Dietary extremes, especially protein–energy malnutrition (PEM), or excessive energy intake, leading to morbid obesity, have profound effects in decreasing immune function and increasing risk of opportunistic infections. On the other hand, several positive lifestyle practices support good immune function including healthy dietary patterns, low body fat levels, and near-daily physical activity. A high-quality, nutrient-dense diet supports the immune system's capacity to function and respond appropriately to challenges. Regular physical activity is associated with improved immunosurveillance and reduced risk for upper respiratory tract infections. This Special Issue of Nutrients will focus on the intimate connections between the immune system and nutrition, physical activity, and adiposity. Researchers are invited to submit insightful reviews and original research papers in this area of immunology.
Prof. David C. Nieman
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- oxidative stress
- innate immunity
- acquired immunity