Immune System

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


The role of the immune system is to protect the human body from different pathogens and microorganisms that may harm it. Optimal nutrition is essential for the adequate function of the immune system. 
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Key Nutrition Issues
Research has looked at the role of several micronutrients in the protection and enhancement of the immune response. However, more research is needed to show the efficacy of these micronutrients.
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Last Updated: 2019-05-07