World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

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Abstract

NUTRACEUTICALS: IMPORTANCE IN UNDER GRADUATES MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dr. Pooja Agrawal, Dr. Virendra Kushwaha*, Dr. Ranju Kushwaha, Dr. Tanvi Azmi, Dr. Vipul Shukla and Dr. Arka Das

ABSTRACT

Adequate diet play an important role in the maintenance of health and prevention of lifestyle diseases. Inadequate diet is responsible for the development of various non-communicable diseases. Nutraceutical is derived from two words “Nutrients” and “Pharmaceuticals”. It is a product isolated and purified from food products generally sold in medicinal forms. Nutraceuticals are classified as Traditional and Non-Traditional; they are different from food supplements. There are many food sources of Nutraceuticals and they act through different mechanism of action. Eg: inhibition of IL-8 secretion impairs NF-kappa-B signalling, decreasing level of PSA for prostate cancer. The future of Nutraceuticals is exciting and the treating doctor can match specific nutritional intervention on individual genetic profile. Doctors, Nutritionist, Regulatory Toxicologist should strategically work together to plan appropriate regulation and provide ultimate health and therapeutic benefit to mankind. Inclusion of knowledge and Practice about Nutraceuticals is essential to be included in CBME curriculum of MBBS undergraduate teaching, so that treating doctor can serve the society and also teach society about proper and safer use of Nutraceuticals.

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