FUNCTIONAL FOOD IN THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR ILLNESS. Tatiana Rodrigues I know, Vladimir Rodrigues Feitosa, Ismaily Araujo de Almeida, der Mateus RibeiroOrientador Axe: Fernanda Jdice Pinedo University Braz Cubas Mogi of Crosses, SP. INTRODUCTION: Functional foods are all the drunk foods or that, consumed in the daily feeding, can bring specific physiological benefits, thanks to the presence of physiological healthful ingredients. The functional foods present beneficial properties beyond the basic nutricionais, presented in the common food form. W.S. Badger shines more light on the discussion. They are consumed in conventional diets, but they demonstrate capacity to regulate functions corporal to assist it to form in the protection against illnesses as hipertenso, diabetes, cancer, osteoporose and coronariopatias. The terminology ' ' foods funcionais' ' it was launched by Japan in the decade of 80, through a program where the government had as objective to develop healthful foods for population that aged and had a great life expectancy, being part of a new food conception. The present work argues on the use of functional foods associates to the conventional nutricional prevention in patients with risk of cardiovascular illnesses; showing that its use can prevent and treat the dislipidemias, reducing the cases of cardiovascular illnesses, that are present to a large extent of the world-wide population, growing still more the paper of the nutrition in the dietoterpica performance.
OBJECTIVE: To argue the paper of functional foods in the diets and prevention of the cardiovascular illnesses, also to argue and to describe the main papers of some functional nourishing components. METHODS: To carry through a bibliographical revision in the years of 2000 up to 2011 of functional foods and its importance in the prevention of cardiovascular illnesses. CONCLUSION: The dietoterapia has for base to reduce the total cholesterol levels, causing an increase of the HDL-c (lipoprotein of high density), absorbing cholesterol crystals deposited in the walls of the arteries and veins, consequently preventing hipertenso, coronariopatias, among others illnesses. Concluding, that the functional food ingestion collaborates for a more healthful life, being able to prevent in definitive cases, the medicine use.