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Titolo:
THE IMMUNE-SYSTEM IN EATING DISORDERS - AN OVERVIEW
Autore:
MARCOS A;
Indirizzi:
UNIV COMPLUTENSE MADRID,FAC FARM,INST NUTR,CIUDAD UNIV E-28040 MADRIDSPAIN
Titolo Testata:
Nutrition
fascicolo: 10, volume: 13, anno: 1997,
pagine: 853 - 862
SICI:
0899-9007(1997)13:10<853:TIIED->2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TUMOR-NECROSIS-FACTOR; ANOREXIA-NERVOSA PATIENTS; CELL-MEDIATED-IMMUNITY; BLOOD MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES; PROTEIN-CALORIE MALNUTRITION; INTERFERON-GAMMA PRODUCTION; BULIMIA-NERVOSA; NUTRITIONAL-STATUS; PERIPHERAL-BLOOD; BONE-MARROW;
Keywords:
ANOREXIA NERVOSA; BULIMIA NERVOSA; IMMUNE SYSTEM; NUTRITIONAL STATUS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
97
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
A. Marcos, "THE IMMUNE-SYSTEM IN EATING DISORDERS - AN OVERVIEW", Nutrition, 13(10), 1997, pp. 853-862

Abstract

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are becoming more and more common in our society. Although they are psychiatric illnesses, there are many factors involved, including abnormal food behavior. Nutrients play an important role in the development and functionality of immunocompetent cells. An impaired immunocompetence has been shown to be an important causal factor in the increased susceptibility of malnourished individuals to infectious disease. Therefore, studies on the immune system are of great interest when assessing the extent to which the nutritional status of these patients could be affected. However, the literature in this field is controversial, and the mechanisms are not yet completely defined, although some hypotheses try to clarify the disturbances caused in the organism under these bizarre circumstances. In spite of the fact that the immune system is altered by distorted food behaviors, such as in eating disorders, the awareness of characteristics of other systems involved, and therefore altered, by these pathologies would be very helpful for understanding the mechanisms triggered in these syndromes. In fact, the interactions among the immune and other systems in eating disorders are beginning to bestudied. Finally, the main goals are to limit the evolution of these illnesses through early diagnosis, and to devise a long-lasting, definitive cure for these patients through appropriate therapy. (C) Elsevier Science Inc. 1997.

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