The role of nutrition in viral disease

  title={The role of nutrition in viral disease},
  author={Melinda A. Beck},
Malnutrition has been associated with a decrease in immune function. Impairment of immune function may lead to increased susceptibility to infection with viruses. Although there are many studies documenting the effect of host nutritional status on immune functions, fewer studies have examined the effect of host nutritional status on viral pathogenesis. This review examines the relationship between viral infection and the nutritional status of the host, and documents that not only can the… CONTINUE READING

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