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Immune system - The set of organs and cells, including the thymus, bone marrow and the white blood cells used to protect the body from pathogens and infections.

Immunologic - Relating to the immune system.

Incomplete protein - A protein low in one or more amino acids.

Indigestion - A reduced ability to digest food that can often cause pain or discomfort.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IPD) - A chronic condition causing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The two major disorders of IPD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Inorganic nutrients - Nutrients that don’t contain carbon.

Inositol - A simple carbohydrate and member of the B complex vitamin group that is vital for hair growth.

Insoluble fibre - Fibre that includes cellulose, some hemicelluloses, and lignin found in whole grains and other plants that cannot be dissolved in water. It helps to speed up the transport of food through the intestines and adds bulk to the stools.

Insulin - A hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the blood sugar levels. When the blood glucose levels are high, insulin causes glucose to be stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles.

International Unit (IU) - An internationally accepted amount of a substance. It is used as a measurement of the potency of a vitamins or hormone.

Intestines - The lower part of the alimentary canal leading from the stomach to the anus that carry out the bulk of the digestion process.

Intestinal bacteria - Microscopic organisms found in the intestinal tract that help with the digestion of food.

Intravenous - Administered into the veins.

Invisible Fats - Fats that are not immediately noticeable such as those in egg yolk, cheese, cream, and salad dressings as well as biscuits and cakes.

Iodine - This is an element that is essential for the manufacture of hormones. It can also be used as an antiseptic .

Iron – This is an essential trace element needed for red blood cell production. It is found in hemoglobin and myoglobin, the two proteins that store and transport oxygen in the bloodstream.

Ischemic stroke - The most common type of stroke and is caused by a blood clot in a cranial artery.

Isoleucine - An essential amino acid that helps provide energy.

Isomer - A variation in the arrangement of atoms in two or more similar compounds that give them different properties.
  

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