New concepts in nutraceuticals as alternative for pharmaceuticals

Nasri, Hamid. and Baradaran, Azar. and shirzad, Hedayatollah. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. (2014) New concepts in nutraceuticals as alternative for pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5 (12). pp. 1487-1499.


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Nutraceuticals are products, which other than nutrition are also used as medicine. A nutraceutical product may be defined as a substance, which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic disease. Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy, or support the structure or function of the body. Nowadays, nutraceuticals have received considerable interest due to potential nutritional, safety and therapeutic effects. Recent studies have shown promising results for these compounds in various complications. In the present review much effort has been devoted to present new concepts about nutraceuticals based on their diseases modifying indications. Emphasis has been made to present herbal nutraceuticals effective on hard curative disorders related to oxidative stress including allergy, alzheimer, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, eye, immune, inflammatory and Parkinson’s diseases as well as obesity. The recently published papers about different aspects of nutraceuticals as alternative for pharmaceuticals were searched using scientific sites such as Medline, PubMed, and Google Scholar. The used terms included nutraceutical and allergy, alzheimer, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, eye, immune, inflammatory or Parkinson. © 2014, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences(IUMS). All rights reserved.

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Subjects: QU Biochemistry
QV pharmacology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 08:35
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