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question-nutriceuticals

Post by biology_06er » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:10 am

Hi there,

was going over a past exam question and the following came up and was wondering if I was along the right path answering it:

discuss the various ways nutriceuticals might be expected to influence the immune system, both beneficially and detrimentally.

so we had a lecture on immunonutrition covering topics like amino acids and the role they have on immune system (sulphur, taurine, argine), omega 3/6 fatty acids, zinc, copper and I was wondering can I classify these as nutriceuticals?? because technically a nutriceutical is classified as antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids etc so what would amino acids come under?

Hope I'm making sense!

cheers,
b_06er

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