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Risking public health by approving some health claims? – The case of phosphorus

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There is a well-established consensus on the many biological functions of essential nutrients, and related general function health claims will be soon authorised in the European Union. Such claims about the role of nutrients in the body’s growth, development and functioning could provide a powerful marketing tool and significant increase in the consumption of specific food products. Even though these claims are scientifically substantiated, there are both health and ethical concerns about whether such claims should be allowed where the intake of these nutrients easily exceeds the recommendations and a bigger intake might have adverse affects. The case of phosphorus and its role in the maintenance of normal bone is discussed.

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  • Pravst, Igor, 2011. "Risking public health by approving some health claims? – The case of phosphorus," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 726-728.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:36:y:2011:i:5:p:726-728
    DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2011.05.005
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    1. Žaklina Stojanović & Radmila Dragutinović-Mitrović & Martine Zaouche-Laniau, 2017. "Products with nutrition and health claims in the Western Balkans: labelling behaviour, regulation and policy implications," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 107-123, February.

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