immunonutrition


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immunonutrition

(ĭm″ū-nō-nū-trĭ′shŭn)
The study of the effects of nutrients, including macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements on inflammation, the actions of white blood cells, the formation of antibodies, and the resistance to disease.
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Ensure Surgery Immunonutrition Shake is specifically designed to support immune health and recovery from surgery with:
He said that immunonutrition may be a modern term, but through the ages humans and animals have learned how to maintain and restore good health by modifying food intake that could enhance the body's defense system.
(2) Perioperative immunonutrition can partially improve the phagocytic activity of blood platelets.
Current studies addressing the composition of antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements have resulted in the terms "immunonutrition" and "pharmaconutrition" being used to identify that pharmacological rather than replacement doses of many compounds are now being incorporated into the available preparations (5-8).
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HP / HC milk drink enriched with specific nutrients Immunonutrition
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