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Clinical Evidence Synthesis and Consumer Preferences on Nutraceuticals

posted on 25.01.2019, 01:43 authored by SIEW LI TEOH
Nutraceuticals (i.e. dietary supplements and health-products) is popular globally but generally lack clinical evidence to support its use. This thesis synthesised key information in facilitating consumers in making evidence-informed decision for nutraceuticals use. The synthesised clinical evidence showed that there was no evidence to support the health claims for chicken essence in cognitive-enhancing effects and chia seed in any indication. Consumers had strong preference to be informed with clinical evidence, especially on safety and effectiveness, when deciding to use nutraceuticals. The thesis highlights the need of high-quality studies as consumers value strong clinical evidence when considering the use of nutraceuticals.


Principal supervisor

Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk

Additional supervisor 1

Lai Nai Ming

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences