Special Issue "Nutritional Aspects of Immunometabolism in Health and Disease"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Ms. Lindy M. Castell
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Guest Editor
Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HG, UK
Interests: exercise-induced immunodepression; amino acids; fatigue; cognitive function; immunometabolism
Dr. David Senchina
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Guest Editor
College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, USA
Interests: exercise physiology; nutritional supplements; infectious diseases; immunology
Dr. Samantha Stear
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Guest Editor
Founding Director Performance Influencers, London, UK
Interests: nutritional supplements; sports; dietary intervention; ergogenic aids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research into immunonutrition has been undertaken since the 1980s in relation to exercise. Around this time, it became important to address the effects of exercise on athletes in terms of the immune system and inflammation, particularly in athletes undertaking prolonged, exhaustive exercise. Since then, many studies have investigated various aspects of immunonutrition, and also nutritional supplements, specifically in relation to exercise-induced immunodepression. In recent years, immunometabolism has become increasingly interesting and more widely researched, not least in innate immunity. In terms of the way in which immune function responds to various challenges, current research is investigating whether this response can be modified to be more effective by manipulating the metabolism of cells such as T-lymphocytes, neutrophils and macrophages. This series aims to investigate similarly the role that some nutrients may have, in both health and disease, on immunometabolism.

Ms. Lindy M. Castell
Dr. David Senchina
Dr. Samantha Stear
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • immunonutrition
  • immunometabolism
  • immune cells
  • T-lymphocytes
  • innate immunity
  • exercise and sports
  • inflammation

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Recent Progress in Applicability of Exercise Immunology and Inflammation Research to Sports Nutrition
Nutrients 2021, 13(12), 4299; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/nu13124299 - 28 Nov 2021
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This article focuses on how nutrition may help prevent and/or assist with recovery from the harmful effects of strenuous acute exercise and physical training (decreased immunity, organ injury, inflammation, oxidative stress, and fatigue), with a focus on nutritional supplements. First, the effects of [...] Read more.
This article focuses on how nutrition may help prevent and/or assist with recovery from the harmful effects of strenuous acute exercise and physical training (decreased immunity, organ injury, inflammation, oxidative stress, and fatigue), with a focus on nutritional supplements. First, the effects of ketogenic diets on metabolism and inflammation are considered. Second, the effects of various supplements on immune function are discussed, including antioxidant defense modulators (vitamin C, sulforaphane, taheebo), and inflammation reducers (colostrum and hyperimmunized milk). Third, how 3-hydroxy-3-methyl butyrate monohydrate (HMB) may offset muscle damage is reviewed. Fourth and finally, the relationship between exercise, nutrition and COVID-19 infection is briefly mentioned. While additional verification of the safety and efficacy of these supplements is still necessary, current evidence suggests that these supplements have potential applications for health promotion and disease prevention among athletes and more diverse populations. Full article
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