Nutrition and Immunity
We know for more than 2'000 years that health and nutrition are intimately linked: Hippocrates recommended
This chapter addresses the manifold interactions between nutritional status and immune health and how mass spectrometry and proteomics can elucidate this interplay, for example through revelation of immune biomarkers. Immunological conditions like inflammation and allergy are discussed and the particular susceptibility of the immune system to environmental, such as nutritional, influences early in life is reflected. Special sections are dedicated to human gut ecology its immunological impact as well as to the immune bioactives and health effects of human milk.