A comparative review of different diet types to boost innate immunity among HIV-positive children suffering from leukemia

Authors : Swapan Banerjee

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijmpo.2022.033

Volume : 8

Issue : 4

Year : 2022

Page No : 141-147

Introduction: HIV impairs the immune system by attacking CD4 cells, a specific type of white blood cell. Most children living with HIV are found in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet this group has a dearth of data on cancer rates. Malignancies are common in children living with HIV, and immunosuppression and oncogenic co-infections are major contributing factors.
Objectives: This review study aims to sort and review the different diet types that may help boost innate immunity among HIV-positive children suffering from leukemia
Research Methods: With the medical topic heading words (MeSH), this review was compiled from articles available without a subscription. HIV-related leukemia, the "inflammatory diet," "immunity-boosting food," and the "HIV diet kinds" were the others. This article only considers publications that have been published and are available online (in open-access databases such as the Directory of Open Access Journals, PubMed, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, etc.) between the years 2000 and 2022.
Results: As a result of extensive reviews, some effective diet types have come out to support the article’s objective, which is the best dietary approach to prescribe for HIV-induced leukemia. Micronutrient-rich dietary interventions, vitamin A-rich diets, Zinc enriched diet types, Neutropenic diets, Nordic diets, and some traditional Asian diets have been found significant and more effective for long years. The best, most affordable, and most commonly available strategy to maintain good health is to eat more foods that strengthen the immune system.
Conclusions: According to the research, the Indian diet is complete with spices, citrus fruits, certain vegetables, herbal tea, honey, and other traditional foods that can strengthen the immune system. Research into diet and Ayurveda is being prioritized in many countries, including the West, mirroring India's approach.
Keywords: HIV diet, HIV-induced leukemia, Immunity boosting food, Leukemia, Cancer, Diet types

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