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A food or naturally occurring food supplement thought to prevent disease or have other beneficial effects on human health. Also called functional food.


(Cookery) another name for functional food


or nu•tri•ceu•ti•cal

(ˌnu trəˈsu tɪ kəl, ˌnyu-)
a food or natural substance that contains or is supplemented with ingredients purported to have health benefits.
[1985–90; nutr (ition) + (pharm) aceutical)]
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Analytical description of clinical trials suggesting health benefits of these nutrients across various indications Findings of surveys conducted for understanding consumer awareness, perspective and behavior towards nutraceuticals Comprehensive Market Analysis of the Global Nutraceuticals Market
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Several weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules designed to stem quality-control problems in dietary supplements, including nutraceuticals.
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The claims of nutraceuticals products such as preventing chronic diseases, improving health, delaying the aging process, and increasing life expectancy has generated an interest among the aging population.
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Nutraceuticals Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2015 - 2021", global nutraceuticals market was valued at US$165.
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New market research report "Nutraceuticals Product Market: Global Market Size, Segment And Country Analysis And Forecasts (2007-2017)" prepared byTransparency Market Research provides a holistic view to the global nutraceuticals product market from a global perspective, with a focus on six geographic regions - North America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa.