Using scientifically based foods to prevent or treat disease is not a new concept, but optimizing combinations and concentrations of nutrients is making headlines. The USDA recognizes this category as "Medical Foods," described as a zero side effect, non-prescription nutrition intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition.

Medical Foods Inc., a research and development organization, published a bulletin highlighting the fact that FIND SVP put the current medical foods market at $14.2 billion, growing to $17.6 billion over the next five years.

Medical Foods Inc., Five Cambridge Center, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142. Tel.: (617) 588-1600; Fax: (617) 588-1616.