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Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) and growth or maintenance of muscle mass (ID 442, 444, 445, 447, 448, 451, 1478), attenuation of the decline in muscle power following exercise at high altitude (ID 443), faster recovery from muscle fatigue after exercise (ID 447, 448, 684,1478), improvement of cognitive function after exercise (ID 446), reduction in perceived exertion during exercise (ID 450) and “healthy immune system” (ID 449) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Authors

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


  • Panel members: Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen.
  • Correspondence: nda@efsa.europa.eu
  • Acknowledgement: The Panel wishes to thank for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion: The members of the Working Group on Claims: Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Marina Heinonen, Hannu Korhonen, Martinus Løvik, Ambroise Martin, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Inge Tetens, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Weight Management/Satiety/Glucose and Insulin Control/Physical Performance: Kees de Graaf, Joanne Harrold, Mette Hansen, Mette Kristensen, Anders Sjödin and Inge Tetens.
  • Adoption date: 10 September 2010
  • Published date: 19 October 2010
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2008-1229, EFSA-Q-2008-1230, EFSA-Q-2008-1231, EFSA-Q-2008-1232, EFSA-Q-2008-1233, EFSA-Q-2008-1234, EFSA-Q-2008-1235, EFSA-Q-2008-1236, EFSA-Q-2008-1237, EFSA-Q-2008-1238, EFSA-Q-2008-1471, EFSA-Q-2008-2215
  • On request from: European Commission

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