Research, production an utilizationg of functional foods for preventing noncommunicable disease (NCDs) in Vietnam

02/05/2019 11:50

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease such as strokes, and peripheral vascular disease), hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases are increasing and are upcoming major reason for the morbidity, mortality and disability of the Vietnamese population. Vietnam has a rich source of medicinal plants, which have been used in the preparation of various kinds of traditional medicine for treatment of different diseases for centuries. In recent years, functional foods containing biologically active ingredients associated with the physiological health benefits of preventing and managing NCDs from numerous herbs, plants, vegetables, fruits as well as from microbial fermentation products, are studied, commercially produced and popularly used in Vietnam. This report documents the findings from studies, production and development of functional foods used for NCDs of Vietnamese research institutions, food technological and pharmaceutical companies within the past 15 years.

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