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Author Ghosh, Dilip K., author.

Title Pharmaceuticals to nutraceuticals : a shift in disease prevention / Dilip Ghosh and R.B. Smarta
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2017
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Contents Redefining nutraceutical and functioning foods as a part of journey from pharma to nutra -- Holistic health through nutrition, diet, nutraceutical for prevention and treatment -- Paradigm shift from cure to prevention -- Traditional and modern medicine : filling the gap -- Drug-nutrient interaction -- Existing and innovative models of health and diseases elaborating foods vs drugs -- Market dynamics of food-drug interphase -- Business perspective -- Science to business viability -- Role of nanoparticles in both nutra and pharmaceutical products -- Regulatory perspective of nutraceuticals and phytomedicines in India -- Vitamin E in health and wellness : what would be the ideal therapeutic dosage? -- Use of metabolites in nutraceutical and pharmaceuticals -- Medical food : a new domain in food-drug interphase -- Probiotics : from bench to market -- Advantages and draw backs of combination of foods and drugs -- Role of food bioactives in disease prevention -- Journey from personalised medicine to personalised nutrition -- Quality controversies in phytopharmaceuticals
Summary Recently, there has been a fundamental shift in the global health and wellness industry from disease treatment to preventing chronic diseases. The use of nutraceuticals and functional foods in prevention efforts could lead to a decreased dependency on drugs. The pharmaceutical industry recognizes this shift; however, serious concerns have arisen regarding the claimed efficacy, quality, and safety of products used as medical foods. This book examines the consumer and industry mindshift, including the scientific evidence of these foods as effective adjuncts to pharmacotherapy during all stages of treatment of various diseases, thus indicating that pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals can and should coexist. It details quality, safety, and efficacy of foods, drugs, and nutrients; marketing and product positioning; regulatory perspectives; biomarkers and metabolites; probiotics; food/drug interactions; and future industry trends. In addition, food bioactives represent diet-based molecules that perform physiological roles related to disease prevention and treatment. As such, a considerable overlap exists between food bioactives and drugsthis book presents the case for comparing and contrasting foods versus drugs in several models of health and disease
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dietary Supplements -- standards.
Functional Food -- standards.
Holistic Health.
Pharmaceutical Preparations.
Dietary supplements.
Dietary supplements.
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Form Electronic book
Author Smarta, R. B., 1944- author.
ISBN 1315335875