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The Resource Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, (electronic resource)

Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, (electronic resource)

Label
Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field
Title
Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every aspect of immune function and host defense is dependent upon a proper supply and balance of nutrients. Severe malnutrition can cause significant alteration in immune response, but even subclinical deficits may be associated with an impaired immune response, and an increased risk of infection. Infectious diseases have accounted for more off-duty days during major wars than combat wounds or nonbattle injuries. Combined stressors may reduce the normal ability of soldiers to resist pathogens, increase their susceptibility to biological warfare agents, and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines intended to protect them. There is also a concern with the inappropriate use of dietary supplements. This book, one of a series, examines the impact of various types of stressors and the role of specific dietary nutrients in maintaining immune function of military personnel in the field. It reviews the impact of compromised nutrition status on immune function; the interaction of health, exercise, and stress (both physical and psychological) in immune function; and the role of nutritional supplements and newer biotechnology methods reported to enhance immune function. The first part of the book contains the committee's workshop summary and evaluation of ongoing research by Army scientists on immune status in special forces troops, responses to the Army's questions, conclusions, and recommendations. The rest of the book contains papers contributed by workshop speakers, grouped under such broad topics as an introduction to what is known about immune function, the assessment of immune function, the effect of nutrition, and the relation between the many and varied stresses encountered by military personnel and their effect on health
Additional physical form
Also issued in print.
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP141
LC item number
.M433 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nutrition
  • Immune system
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Immunity
  • Military Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Computer file characteristics
Computer text data.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Committee summary, responses to questions, conclusions and recommendations -- A review of the role of nutrition in immune function -- Committee responses to questions -- Committee conclusions and recommendations -- Stage setting: the military situation -- Why is the Army interested in nutrition and immune function? / Karl E. Friedl -- Physiological and immunological impact of U.S. Army Special Operations training: a model for the assessment of nutritional intervention effects on temporary immunosuppression / Ronald L. Shippee -- Immune function studies during the Ranger training course of the Norwegian Military Academy / Pal Wiik -- Introduction to immune function -- Nutrition and immune responses: what do we know? / Ranjit Kumar Chandra -- Cytokines and nutritional status: possible correlations and investigations / Jeffrey L. Rossio -- Assessment -- Methodological issues in assessment of human immune function / Susanna Cunningham-Rundles -- Application of whole-blood cultures to field study measurements of cellular immune functions in vitro / Tim R. Kramer -- Nutrition -- Glutamine / Douglas W. Wilmore -- Vitamin A and immune function / Richard D. Semba -- Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and immune response: recent advances / Laura C. Rall, Simin Nikbin Meydani -- Fatty acids and immune functions / Darshan S. Kelley -- Iron metabolism, microbial virulence, and host defenses / Gerald T. Keusch -- Trace minerals, immune function, and viral evolution / Melinda A. Beck -- Health and stress -- Exercise, infection, and immunity: practical applications / David C. Nieman -- Neuroendocrine consequences of systemic inflammation / Seymour Reichlin -- Inflammatory stress and the immune system / Leonard P. Kapcala -- Chronobiology of the immune system / Erhard Haus -- Conclusions: military important issues identified in this report / William R. Beisel -- Appendixes -- Overview of the immune system and other host defense mechanisms / William R. Beisel -- Glossary of immunological terms / William R. Beisel -- Overview of immune assessment tests -- Emerging infections, nutritional status, and immunity / presentation by Stephen S. Morse, edited by William R. Beisel
Control code
44957616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 708 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585055411
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957616
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Military strategies for sustainment of nutrition and immune function in the field, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from title screen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Computer file characteristics
Computer text data.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Committee summary, responses to questions, conclusions and recommendations -- A review of the role of nutrition in immune function -- Committee responses to questions -- Committee conclusions and recommendations -- Stage setting: the military situation -- Why is the Army interested in nutrition and immune function? / Karl E. Friedl -- Physiological and immunological impact of U.S. Army Special Operations training: a model for the assessment of nutritional intervention effects on temporary immunosuppression / Ronald L. Shippee -- Immune function studies during the Ranger training course of the Norwegian Military Academy / Pal Wiik -- Introduction to immune function -- Nutrition and immune responses: what do we know? / Ranjit Kumar Chandra -- Cytokines and nutritional status: possible correlations and investigations / Jeffrey L. Rossio -- Assessment -- Methodological issues in assessment of human immune function / Susanna Cunningham-Rundles -- Application of whole-blood cultures to field study measurements of cellular immune functions in vitro / Tim R. Kramer -- Nutrition -- Glutamine / Douglas W. Wilmore -- Vitamin A and immune function / Richard D. Semba -- Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and immune response: recent advances / Laura C. Rall, Simin Nikbin Meydani -- Fatty acids and immune functions / Darshan S. Kelley -- Iron metabolism, microbial virulence, and host defenses / Gerald T. Keusch -- Trace minerals, immune function, and viral evolution / Melinda A. Beck -- Health and stress -- Exercise, infection, and immunity: practical applications / David C. Nieman -- Neuroendocrine consequences of systemic inflammation / Seymour Reichlin -- Inflammatory stress and the immune system / Leonard P. Kapcala -- Chronobiology of the immune system / Erhard Haus -- Conclusions: military important issues identified in this report / William R. Beisel -- Appendixes -- Overview of the immune system and other host defense mechanisms / William R. Beisel -- Glossary of immunological terms / William R. Beisel -- Overview of immune assessment tests -- Emerging infections, nutritional status, and immunity / presentation by Stephen S. Morse, edited by William R. Beisel
Control code
44957616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 708 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585055411
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957616
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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