A yen for Health

De Guzman, Doris
November 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;11/5/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 17, p18
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the growing demand of health foods and supplements in Japan. It is stated that Japan's aging population, stressful lifestyle and skyrocketing health care costs are the driving forces behind the growing demand. According to consultancy Yamaguchi & Associates, Japan's nutraceutical industry, composed of functional food and nutritional supplements markets, has seen average growth of 12% year for the last 20 years.


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