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medical food

A food formulated for enteric administration under physician supervision, intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation.

medical food

Nutrition A food formulated for enteric administration under physician supervision and intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation. See Diet, Total parenteral alimentation.

medical food

A food formulated by the selective use of nutrients and manufactured for the dietary treatment of a specific condition or disease.
See also: food
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According to recently updated report by Bekryl, Global Medical Foods Market is estimated to be valued at USD 11.7 billion in 2019.
Additional regulatory pathways that have been less frequently utilized include Medical Foods and Foods for Special Dietary Use.
A daily medical food log was kept by subjects for each of the 3-week treatments and used to assess intake of PE from medical foods compared with prescribed intake of PE from medical foods (average medical food prescription in study: 0.85 [+ or -] 0.03 g PE/kg/d).
Manufacturers are focusing on developing novel medical food for use in various medical conditions, by actively investing in research and development of pipeline products.
If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." The more we continue to research supplements, nutraceuticals, and medical foods, the more we'll know about their benefits.
They believe that patients who incorporate the medical food into their diets as well as make necessary life style changes can improve their health faster than by using a Mediterranean diet alone.
A Medical foods are prescription supplements formulated to address dietary deficiencies associated with a particular disease or condition that cannot be met by consuming a normal diet.
Scientists want to produce GMP as an ingredient that can be added to already existing medical foods for people with PKU.
The global Rx medical food market was valued at US$ 14,504.6 million in 2016 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 7.0% over the forecast period (2017-2025).
The medical food category experienced significant growth in the late 1980s through the 1990s with the launch of products for the dietary management of, for instance, pulmonary and renal diseases.
Ten AA-MF and 3 GMPMF (n = 2-3 per medical food) were analyzed for mineral and AA content and PRAL was calculated to predict the dietary acid load using the following equation: PRAL = (2 x (0.00503 x mg Met/d)) + (2 x (0.0062 x mg Cys/d)) + (0.037 x mg phosphorus/d) + (0.0268 x mg chloride/d) - (0.021 x mg potassium/d) - (0.026 x mg magnesium/d) - (0.013 x mg calcium/d) - (0.0413 xmg sodium/d) [18, 19].
medical food company Pamlab, the latest in a string of recent acquisitions as the world's biggest food group expands in health and nutrition.

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