About the immune system



Introduces a special issue of Gastroenterology, which focuses on the explosion of research into how food and nutrition influence health and disease.

Corley DA, Schuppan D. Food, the immune system, and the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterology 2015;148(6): 1083-1086.




Describes how the digestive system helps regulate the immune system—70% of the entire immune system is found at the gastrointestinal level, which is important for understanding many types of allergy.

Vighi G, Marcucci F, Sensi L et al. Allergy and the gastrointestinal system. Clinical and Experimental Immunology 2008;153: 3-6.