Food Safety and Functional Foods in the European Union: Obesity as a Paradigmatic Example for Novel Food Development
Authors: Andreu Palou; Catalina Picó; M. Luisa Bonet
Source: Nutrition Reviews, Supplement 1 , pp. 169-181(13)
Publisher: International Life Sciences Institute
Abstract:Since 1997, the European Union has undergone deep changes in the scientific assessment of food-related problems. Among the immediate challenges in the near future are the scientific and technological developments and regulatory measures for the so-called "functional foods," which can positively affect the health and well-being of consumers. Obesity, whose genetic and molecular basis are increasingly understood, is now foreseen as one of the key targets for novel functional foods developments, and offers a paradigmatic example of the complexity of a biological system as a target to be controlled.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Laboratori de Biologia Molecular, Nutrició i Biotecnologia, Departament de Biologia Fonamental i Ciècies de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Cra. Valldemossa Km 7.5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Publication date: 2004-07-01
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