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La Società Italiana di Nutrizione Umana (SINU) è una Società scientifica senza scopo di lucro
che riunisce gli studiosi e gli esperti di tutti gli ambiti legati al mondo della nutrizione. La SINU aderisce alla FeSIN

martedì 3 settembre 2019

EFSA – Combinazione di beta-sitosterolo e beta-sitosterolo glucoside e normale funzione del sistema immunitario: valutazione dell’health claim

https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5776

The EFSA NDA Panel was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to a combination of beta‐sitosterol and beta‐sitosterol glucoside and normal function of the immune system. The scope of the application was proposed to fall under a health claim based on newly developed scientific evidence. The food proposed by the applicant as the subject of the health claim is a combination of beta‐sitosterol and beta‐sitosterol glucoside in a ratio 100:1. The Panel considers that a combination of beta‐sitosterol and beta‐sitosterol glucoside in a ratio 100:1 is sufficiently characterised. The claimed effect proposed by the applicant is ‘normal function of the immune system by restoring balance between TH1‐TH2 mediated immunity’. The Panel notes that the claimed effect ‘normal function of the immune system by restoring balance between TH1‐ and TH2‐mediated immunity’ does not refer to a specific function of the body which can be assessed in vivo in humans by generally accepted methods, but rather to a mechanism of action by which the food/constituent could exert the claimed effect. The Panel considers that the claimed effect does not refer to any specific health claim as required by Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. The Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship cannot be established between the consumption of a combination of beta‐sitosterol and beta‐sitosterol glucoside in a ratio 100:1 and a beneficial physiological effect.



 

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