With the increased global prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the authors compiled this book to highlight certain functional foods with preventative effects against common NCDs, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and obesity. The authors and contributors to the book acknowledge that simply achieving food security can lead to the development of NCDs. Therefore, they present functional food security as a way to attain global food security while minimizing the incidence of NCDs.
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