A Brief Historical Perspective on the Use of Natural Compounds Influencing Cardiovascular Health

Francesco M Galassi, Elena Varotto

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Abstract

Nutraceutics first emerged as a scientific branch of medicine in 1989 owing to the
work of physician Stephen L. DeFelice (born 1936), who described a nutraceutical
as a “food or part of a food that provides medical or health benefits, including the
prevention and/or treatment of a disease” [1]. Today more refined definitions are
available such as that provided by Health Canada: “a product prepared from foods,
but sold in the form of pills, or powder (potions) or in other medicinal forms, not
usually associated with foods” [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutraceuticals and Cardiovascular Disease
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidenced-based Approach for Clinical Practice
EditorsArrigo Cicero, Manfredi Rizzo
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer (Humana Press)
Chapter2
Pages23-26
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62632-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62631-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameContemporary Cardiology
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2196-8969
ISSN (Electronic)2196-8977

Keywords

  • nutraceuticals
  • cardiovascular disease
  • medical conditions
  • dyslipidemia
  • hypertension
  • insulin resistance
  • heart failure
  • evidence-based approach
  • clinical practice
  • use of nutraceuticals in cardiology

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