Role of Nutraceuticals in Management of Malnutrition

Pise, Ajay and Sreedhar, D and Manthan, J and Ligade, Virendra S and Udupa, N (2011) Role of Nutraceuticals in Management of Malnutrition. International Journal of Community Pharmacy, 4 (3). pp. 12-17.

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Malnutrition is the condition that occurs when a person's body is not getting enough nutrients. The condition may result from an inadequate or unbalanced diet, digestive difficulties, absorption problems, or other medical conditions. Malnutrition can occur because of the lack of a single vitamin in the diet, or it can be because a person isn't getting enough food. Starvation is a form of malnutrition. Malnutrition also occurs when adequate nutrients are consumed in the diet, but one or more nutrients are not digested or absorbed properly. Malnutrition may be mild enough to show no symptoms. However, in some cases it may be so severe that the damage done is irreversible, even though the individual survives. Healthcare market includes the provision of medical and related services aimed at maintaining good health, especially through the prevention and treatment of disease. Today, healthcare market around the world is flooded with different new terminologies like Nutraceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Herbaceuticals, Ayuraceuticals, Skinceuticals, Dermaceuticals, Nutri-cosmetics and many more. Among all these, nutraceuticals has gained prime importance for the industry in India and abroad. Nowadays, nutraceuticals is a buzzword in Indian healthcare market which is growing annually with 21% CAGR5. Nutraceutical products have proven its uses and applications in management of Malnutrition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Management
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 04:21
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 15:15

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