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A Review of Recent Patents (2016-2019) on Plant Food Supplements with Potential Application in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative and Metabolic Disorders

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Rosalba Leuci, Leonardo Brunetti, Antonio Laghezza, Paolo Tortorella, Fulvio Loiodice and Luca Piemontese*   Pages 145 - 153 ( 9 )

Abstract:


In the near future, it is expected that the prevalence of illnesses related to the increasing life expectancies and quality of life, such as neurodegenerative diseases and cardiovascular diseases related to metabolic disorders, will soar to unprecedented levels, leading to high socioeconomic costs. To address this rising threat, natural products are emerging as a novel strategy for the prevention and therapy of these ages- and lifestyle-related diseases, thanks to their high marketability and few side effects. In this patent review, we summarize selected patents for food supplements, functional and fortified foods, filed from 2016 to 2019, categorizing them based on the biological activity of their components.

Keywords:

Food supplements, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease.

Affiliation:

Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari, Dipartimento di Farmacia-Scienze del Farmaco, Universita degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Via E. Orabona 4, I-70125 Bari

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