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Recent Trends in Functional Foods for Obesity Management

Recent Trends in Functional Foods for Obesity Management
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Author(s): Amrita Poonia (Banaras Hindu University, India)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 24
Source title: Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Raj K. Keservani (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Group of Institutions, India), Anil K. Sharma (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India) and Rajesh K. Kesharwani (Nims University Rajasthan, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3267-5.ch003


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Obesity is a medical condition caused by the accumulation of excess fat in the body. The main causes of obesity are lifestyle, less physical activity, and increased health problems. Overweight and obesity have increased over the past 20 years in many regions of the world, particularly the prevalence of obesity in childhood. It is not only a problem of developed countries but also becoming a growing burden for the developing countries. Functional foods might play important role in prevention or treatment of overweight. Functional foods for obesity influences the energy balance equation regulated by the control of energy intake or of energy dissipated as heat (thermogenesis).

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