A randomized observational analysis examining the correlation between patients’ food sensitivities, micronutrient deficiencies, oxidative stress response and immune redox status
Research and development Department, Cell Science Systems, 852 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, USA
* Corresponding author: Irena Steele, PhD. Head of the Research and development Department, Cell Science Systems, 852 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, USA
Published in Functional Food Science
Background: Malnutrition due to insufficient intake of micronutrients, or due to impaired delivery of micronutrients to patients’ cells, is suppressing immune functions that are fundamental to host protection. Concurrently, an excessive triggering of patients’ immune reactions as the result of adverse responses to certain food antigens, can also lead to various chronic health conditions.
Objective: To examine nutritional and immunological status in patients’ groups varying in age, dietary regimens and gastrointestinal condition; and explore a possible correlation between an impaired patients’ immune status and micronutrient deficiencies, food sensitivity and oxidative stress responses.