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The Expanding Need for Functional Foods

Published on: Mar 9 2017

Kerry authors explore the roles that functional foods, individuals, government and the food industry can play in the fight against obesity in a new article published on AP Food Online, The Expanding Need For Functional Foods.

  Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are becoming more common worldwide, but it is difficult to pinpoint one specific solution. This article examines not only how food choices, but also how food is consumed in social settings, can impact the development of these diseases. Functional foods that can help consumers increase their intake of essential nutrients, fruits, and vegetables are one solution that the food industry can use to tailor specific products to consumers and help alleviate some of the effects of non-communicable diseases.

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