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[Is lutein supplementation inefficacious? Consideration of the scientific opinion on lutein and maintenance of vision and legal classification].

Authors
  • Jakobs, S
  • Skarupinski, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
230
Issue
2
Pages
157–162
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1328028
PMID: 23335084
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this article is the detailed consideration of the scientific opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to lutein and maintenance of vision, which was published by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The findings regarding the efficacy of lutein are important for the legal product classification. Thus, the second part of this paper will focus on products containing lutein regarding the demarcation between foodstuffs and drugs. These products are often used in ophthalmology and therefore the assessment of the legal product classification is also important to know for the attending ophthalmologists. Summing up, it is stated that the national and European law for placing products containing lutein on the market will be harmonised for reasons of clarity, transparency and legal certainty but also providing tighter admission requirements for these kinds of products.

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