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Fighting fit: The vital role of immune health in building resilience 

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The importance of immune health in promoting resilience is the topic of a new ‘Mind the Gap’ resource developed by IADSA, the international supplements industry body. 

Resilience is currently one of the world’s most talked-about social concerns. The World Health Organisation has said it has “a very prominent role in essentially all of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

The new Mind the Gap story is entitled ‘Fighting Fit: Building Resilience Through Nutrition’ and is available to view at iadsa.org/mind-the-gap/english/resilience#intro.

It explores how supporting immune health through nutrition is central to resilience. It also highlights how two billion people worldwide do not consume adequate nutrients, making it harder for them to maintain a normal functioning immune system and demonstrate resilience.

It also notes how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of an optimally functioning immune system to wellbeing, and therefore to the ability to demonstrate resilience. 

Simon Pettman, IADSA executive director, said: “With inadequate nutrient intakes so widespread, we need to find ways to help people maintain normal immune health and achieve greater resilience. Better nutrition education is key. Acting now could transform the lives of millions of people.”

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