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Overview

"Functional Foods are being introduced into society at a particularly sensitive moment. Diet-related diseases have assumed proper epidemic proportions significantly affecting the quality of life while obesity is spreading not only to the majority of the adult population but also, more worryingly, to young people who rarely have the option of alternative diets. As scientific proofs for the link between diet and disease accumulate, there are increasingly louder calls for policy action." This report reviews Functional Foods from a multidisciplinary perspective focusing on safety, legal/policy aspects, economy, public perceptions and ethics. It attempts to clarify the main issues and provides comprehensive recommendations for policymaking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540201205
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/12/2004
  • Series: Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment Series , #20
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Authors
Executive Summary 1
Zusammenfassung 14
Introduction 31
1 Nutrition and Health 39
2 Economic Aspects of Functional Foods 61
3 Public Perceptions Aspects 93
4 Legal and Policy Aspects 115
5 Ethical Issues 141
6 Functional Foods and Intestinal Functions: The Case of Probiotics and Prebiotics 161
7 Phytosterols Enriched Functional Foods 181
8 Resume and Policy Recommendations 207
Glossary 217
Appendix 219
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