Effect of dietary factor on response of the immune system numerically

S. A. Alharbi, A. S. Rambely, O. A. Alsuhaimi

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Dietary habits are one of the main causes of fatal diseases such as cardiovascular disorder, cancer and diabetes. This paper aims to illustrate a proportional relationship between diet and behaviour of the immune system which responds when a human body is being attacked by pathogens. However, if a person's diet is well balanced their immune system will improve and vice versa. Nonlinear ordinary differential equations are formulated to describe the behaviour of the immune system and its response when a human body gets infected by a pathogen. This model considers two populations: Normal cells and immune cells. In addition, the model has been monitoring the behaviour of the immune system for thirty days using Mathematica 10.0 software. The results prove that well balanced and regular diet can boost the immune system and improve its response to protect a human body from diseases. In conclusion, a balanced diet plays a huge role in reducing the percentage of lethal diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012025
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Early online date10 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event14th International Symposium on Geometric Function Theory and Applications, GFTA 2018 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20185 Dec 2018


  • Immune system
  • Malnutrition
  • Normal cells
  • Supplement dietary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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