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Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food: The world of nutraceuticals

2nd International Conference on Nutraceuticals and Nutrition Supplements

July 18-19, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand

Akanksha Agrawal

SVKM��?s NMIMS, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nutr Food Sci

Abstract :

The world of nutraceuticals proves the old proverb â�?�?you are what you eatâ�? right. The term nutraceutical is a combination of Pharmaceutical and nutrition, thus giving products which are useful as medicine and also have a nutritional value. They emphasize on prevention of the disease rather than the cure. Over the years, nutraceuticals has captured the interest of people because of its high therapeutic value, efficacy, safety and negligible side effects. They have a role in various biological processes like cell proliferation, antioxidant defenses, gene expression etc. The growth in this sector has resulted in an increase in the detachment of the patients from the traditional medicines. The global nutraceuticals market in 2015 has a worth of US$ 182.60 billion and is predicted to shoot up to US$ 278.96 billion by 2021, thus, showing an increase in the CAGR rate of 7.3% till 2021. This poster aims at reviewing the market of the recently flourishing nutraceuticals and their claims.

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