Interest in functional foods has grown dramatically in the last few
years. These foods are said to provide positive health benefits
over and above normal nutrition. But what is the evidence for these
claims? Functional Foods II: Claims and Evidence brings together
the latest scientific research on a range of functional food
ingredients. Key topics include: * plants as functional foods,
including phytoestrogens, plant sterols and isoflavones * pre- and
probiotics * micronutrients, including folic acid and PUFAs *
setting up clinical trials of functional foods Functional Foods II:
Claims and Evidence fills an important gap in the published
literature, which has tended to concentrate on marketing rather
than scientific issues. As such, it will be an invaluable resource
for all those working on functional foods, whether in industry or
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