Medical Foods Market By Therapeutic Type (Pain Management, Sleep Management, Obesity and Hypertension, Cognitive Disorders, Viral Infections, Neuro-Degenerative Disorders, Inborn Errors of Metabolism), By Application (Diabetic Neuropathy, ADHD, Depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, Nutritional Deficiency, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2017 - 2025

Medical foods are specialized formulations intended as dietary supplement for specific diseases with unique nutritional needs, which cannot be met with the usual dietary pattern. Medical foods are custom made and are administered enterally. The key market drivers assisting in the growth of global medical food industry comprises rise in aging population, shifting trend towards enteral nutrition, and increasing demand for personalized medicine.

The report titled “Global Prenatal Medical Foods Market- Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025” offers strategic insights into the overall medical foods market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2017 to 2025. The research study covers in-depth analysis of market segments based on therapeutic type, application type and different geographical region.

In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading players in global medical foods market, attractive investment proposition and market positioning of key manufacturers sections.

Geographically, the global medical foods market is studied for the following regional markets:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of MEA

Market size and forecast for these regional and country level markets are presented in this study for the period 2015-2025. Market growth rates for the forecast period 2017-2025 are also included in this report, considering 2016 as the base year.

Along with quantitative information, qualitative information sets and assessment tools are provided in this study for better analysis of the overall market scenario and future prospects. Information such as market inclination insights and drivers, challenges and opportunities assists the readers for understanding the ongoing trends in the global medical foods market. Tools such as market positioning of key players and attractive investment proposition provide the readers with insights on the competitive scenario of the global medical foods market. This report concludes with company profiles section that highlights major information about the key players engaged in global medical foods market. In-depth competitive environment analysis and historical years (2015) market size data are also provided in the report. 

Thus, the research study provides a holistic view of the global medical foods market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.


Medical Foods Market

Based on the type of therapeutic, the medical foods market is segmented into:

  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Management
  • Obesity and Hypertension
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Viral Infections
  • Neuro-Degenerative Disorders
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Medical foods is a unique category of FDA regulated product that meets the nutritional requirements or metabolic deficiencies of particular disease condition. Medical foods are intend to affect the structure or function of the body and thus US FDA regulated medical foods as drug. Medical food has a wide range of applicability in treatment of different disease conditions. However, for the purpose of the study medical foods are segmented on the basis of therapeutic area such as pain management, sleep management, obesity and hypertension, cognitive disorders, viral infections, neuro degenerative disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. It is observed that, in the base year 2016, medical foods for inborn errors of metabolism held the largest market share because medical food is the only recognized therapy for many inborn errors of metabolism identified on newborn screening. It is observed that more than 3000 children born per year require the use of medical foods in the U.S. It is estimated that, due to the rising number of target population and increasing demand for alternate therapies medical foods for neuro-degenerative disorders will show fastest market growth during forecast period.

Medical Foods Market

Based on the type of application, the medical foods market is segmented into:

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Others

Medical foods are defined under the Orphan Drug Act as “a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician, and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation.” It mainly caters to managing nutritional needs that are associated with specific diseases or disorders. The applications mentioned in the study include diabetic neuropathy, ADHD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, nutritional deficiency and others. . Diabetes Neuropathy occupies the major share of the global medical food market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. is approaching 10% and is rising by 5% rising by each year. It is predicted that the number of people with diabetes worldwide will double between 2000 and 2030, almost reaching a pandemic level of 366 million people. The fastest growing segment is Alzheimer’s disease in the global medical foods market for the forecast period 2017-2025, due rising incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical Foods Market

For the purpose of this study, the global medical foods market is categorized as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa


Medical Foods Market

For the purpose of this study, the global medical foods market is segmented into regional markets viz., North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. In the base year 2016, North America dominated the global medical foods market which was followed by Europe.  The key market drivers assisting in the growth of North America medical food industry comprises rise in aging population, shifting trend towards enteral nutrition, and increasing demand for personalized medicine. Thus, North America medical food market is expected to maintain its growth throughout the forecast period due to increasing support from nutritionist and physicians as a supplement to drug treatment. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region due to growing acceptance towards supplements and enteral nutrition. Moreover, large population of diseases such as diabetes, age related disorders in the region is further fueling the market growth in Asia Pacific.

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Published Date:  Sep 2017
Category:  Pharmaceuticals
Report ID:   58651
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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