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Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to vitamin C and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage (ID 129, 138, 143, 148), antioxidant function of lutein (ID 146), maintenance of vision (ID 141, 142), collagen formation (ID 130, 131, 136, 137, 149), function of the nervous system (ID 133), function of the immune system (ID 134), function of the immune system during and after extreme physical exercise (ID 144), non-haem iron absorption (ID 132, 147), energy-yielding metabolism (ID 135), and relief in case of irritation in the upper respiratory tract (ID 1714, 1715) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006


  • EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)

  • Panel members: Jean-Louis Bresson, Albert Flynn, Marina Heinonen, Karin Hulshof, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Henk van den Berg, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen
  • Correspondence: nda@efsa.europa.eu
  • Adoption date: 2 July 2009
  • Published date: 1 October 2009
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2008-2450, EFSA-Q-2008-2451, EFSA-Q-2008-916, EFSA-Q-2008-917, EFSA-Q-2008-918, EFSA-Q-2008-919, EFSA-Q-2008-920, EFSA-Q-2008-921, EFSA-Q-2008-922, EFSA-Q-2008-923, EFSA-Q-2008-924, EFSA-Q-2008-925, EFSA-Q-2008-928, EFSA-Q-2008-929, EFSA-Q-2008-930, EFSA-Q-2008-931, EFSA-Q-2008-933, EFSA-Q-2008-934, EFSA-Q-2008-935, EFSA-Q-2008-936
  • On request from: European Commission