Jul 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
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CHEM 518/5218 - Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (3 cr.)



Description
Functional foods & nutraceuticals (FFN) and herbal products present some potential to improve the long-term health of the population through disease prevention. The move of FFN into the mainstream is part of the shift towards a preventative approach to health and disease and a move away from relying on pharmaceuticals to treat disease. This course introduces students to the FFN industry with its diversity of natural health products (NHP). Topics will cover classes of FFN and their connection to foods and drugs. Aspects of the development, production, quality control and assurance of FFN will be discussed. The safety and efficacy of individual FFN products are emphasized. Issues regarding the unique regulatory environment of natural heath products and their influence on the development and commercialization of these products in global markets will be presented.



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