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designer food


Definition: dietary supplements or foodstuffs containing nutrients and various combinations of vitamins, minerals, and other substances considered by some to offer clinically significant benefit, often without adequate scientific proof of efficacy.

See Also: functional food, phytochemicals, biochemopreventives, nutraceutical

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