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Functional foods exert a specific health-beneficial effect
S N Jamdar and S K Ghosh
Food being used as therapeutic is not a new concept. Hippocrates, the father of medicine has rightly said 2,500 years ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” and with increase in scientific knowledge about dietary role in disease prevention and health promotion, importance of proper diet or food supplement has gained more importance in treatment or as preventive measure in different medical conditions.