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Descriptor English: Functional Food
Descriptor Spanish: Alimentos Funcionales
Descriptor Portuguese: Alimento Funcional
Descriptor French: Aliment fonctionnel
Entry term(s): Food, Functional
Foods, Functional
Functional Foods
Tree number(s): G07.203.300.572
J02.500.572
SP6.041.142
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055951
Scope note: Components of the usual diet that may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrients. Examples of functional foods include soy, nuts, chocolate, and cranberries (From NCCAM Backgrounder, March 2004, p3).
Annotation: do not confuse with FOOD, FORTIFIED; FOOD, FORMULATED; FOOD ADDITIVES; or DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS; coordinate IM with specific nutrient if relevant (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TO toxicity
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Dietary Supplements (1999-2009)
Food Additives (1998-2009)
Food, Fortified (1998-2009)
Public MeSH Note: 2010
History Note: 2010
Related: Dietary Supplements MeSH
DeCS ID: 50326
Unique ID: D055951
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2015/06/12
Functional Food - Preferred
Concept UI M0523383
Scope note Components of the usual diet that may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrients. Examples of functional foods include soy, nuts, chocolate, and cranberries (From NCCAM Backgrounder, March 2004, p3).
Preferred term Functional Food
Entry term(s) Food, Functional
Foods, Functional
Functional Foods



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