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Research and development on antidiabetic herbs : Malaysia perspective

Kasmuri, Abdul Razak (2011) Research and development on antidiabetic herbs : Malaysia perspective. In: Current Issues in Pharmacy. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 227-237. ISBN 9789674180195

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Malaysian market value for herbal industry was estimated to grow at 10% annually and the total market value of Malaysian herbal industry in 1999 was RM 4.55 billion (Huda et aI., 2007; Zainal, 2007). On the other hands, diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major and growing health problem since it is the fourth or fifth leading cause of death in most developed countries (Shafie et aI., 2004). In Malaysia, National Health and Morbidity study showed that there was an increase in the prevalence of DM among adults above 30 years old of Peninsular Malaysia from 6.3% in 1986 to 8.8% in 1996 (Chua, 2001). It causes substantial amount of disability, premature mortality, lost of productivity and increased burden on health care budget and facilities

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3658/18515
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antidiabetic herbs, Malaysia, herbal industry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Razak Kasmuri
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 11:40
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 11:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18515

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