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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 6, Issue 2, Published on 31, December 2020

Pages: 67-73
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Importance of dietary intake and immunity in this global pandemic: in the perspective of microbiome makeup

Author: S. K. Mathanghi

Category: Review Article


This article suggests the importance of the microbial makeup of our body and how it impacts the immune system and influence of diet towards the microbiome and vice versa. The dietary effects that possibly modulate innate and adaptive immunity are essential to managing this global pandemic. Furthermore, usage of probiotic products and how it directly powers the microbiota and its metabolites to have a positive convergence with gut cells are discussed here. This article gives an insight into the microbiome and its consequence in immunity that has a direct and indirect influence.

Keywords: adaptive immunity, dietary changes, innate immunity, microbiome, probiotics