The impact of infection on vitamin metabolism: an unexplored area.

@article{Vitale1977TheIO,
  title={The impact of infection on vitamin metabolism: an unexplored area.},
  author={Joseph J. Vitale},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1977},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={
          1473-7
        }
}
Very little work has been done to answer the question: What is the effect of an infectious process on vitamin metabolism? The few studies that have been done would indicate that in the acute phase of an infection there is a redistribution of vitamins as well as other nutrients; these changes can be interpreted as indicating an adaptive and perhaps beneficial response of the host in meeting the challenges imposed by the infectious agent. It is accepted that chronic infection may lead to nutrient… CONTINUE READING

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