Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to vitamin D and normal function of the immune system and inflammatory response (ID 154, 159), maintenance of normal muscle function (ID 155) and maintenance of normal cardiovascular function (ID 159) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
EFSA Journal, doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1468
EFSA), Parma, Italy
INFORMATION AS PROVIDED IN THE CONSOLIDATED LIST The consolidated list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 4 submitted by Member States contains main entry claims with corresponding conditions of use and literature from similar health claims. The information provided in the consolidated list for the health claims which are the subject of this opinion is tabulated in Appendix C. EFSA Journal 2010; 8(2):1468 A cause and effect relationship has not been established between the dietary intake of vitamin D and maintenance of normal cardiovascular function.
Conditions and possible restrictions of use In order to bear the claims a food should be at least a source of vitamin D as per Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. Such amounts can be easily consumed as part of a balanced diet. The target population is the general population.
DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO EFSA Health claims pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924 /2006 (No: EFSA-Q-2008 -941, EFSA-Q-2008 -942, EFSA-Q-2008-946) . The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Members States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders. The full list of supporting references as provided to EFSA is available on: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/panels/nda/claims/article13.htm
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