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Title: Plant food supplement (PFS) market structure in EC Member States, methods and techniques for the assessment of individual PFS intake
Authors: Vargas-Murga, Liliana
García-Alvarez, Alicia
Román Viñas, Blanca
Ngo, Joy
Ribas-Barba, Lourdes
van den Berg, Suzanne
Williamson, Gary
Serra-Majem, Lluis 
UNESCO Clasification: 3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Keywords: Alternative Medicine
Dietary-Supplements
Common Cold
Complementary
Population
Echinacea
Prevention
Remedies
Issue Date: 2011
Journal: Food and Function 
Abstract: The popularity of herbal products, especially plant food supplements (PFS) and herbal medicine is on the rise in Europe and other parts of the world, with increased use in the general population as well as among specific subgroups encompassing children, women or those suffering from diseases such as cancer. The aim of this paper is to examine the PFS market structures in European Community (EC) Member States as well as to examine issues addressing methodologies and consumption data relating to PFS use in Europe. A revision of recent reports on market data, trends and main distribution channels, in addition an example of the consumption of PFS in Spain, is presented. An overview of the methods and administration techniques used...
The popularity of herbal products, especially plant food supplements (PFS) and herbal medicine is on the rise in Europe and other parts of the world, with increased use in the general population as well as among specific subgroups encompassing children, women or those suffering from diseases such as cancer. The aim of this paper is to examine the PFS market structures in European Community (EC) Member States as well as to examine issues addressing methodologies and consumption data relating to PFS use in Europe. A revision of recent reports on market data, trends and main distribution channels, in addition an example of the consumption of PFS in Spain, is presented. An overview of the methods and administration techniques used...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/16729
ISSN: 2042-6496
DOI: 10.1039/c1fo10075k
Source: Food & Function [ISSN 2042-6496], 2011, 2(12): 731-739
Rights: by-nc-nd
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