Global view on functional foods: Asian perspectives.

  title={Global view on functional foods: Asian perspectives.},
  author={Soichi Arai},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={88 Suppl 2},
  • Soichi Arai
  • Published 2002 in The British journal of nutrition
There is an old Chinese thought meaning that medicine and food are isogenic. In Japan, a national research project started to endorse the thought scientifically, with the birth of functional foods that are now known to function to reduce the risk of life-style related diseases. The science gave rise to a national policy in which some functional foods were legally approved in terms of Foods for Specified Health Use. China has also constructed a unique system for approving some functional foods… CONTINUE READING

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