Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (tea), including catechins from green tea, and contribution to the maintenance or achievement of a normal body weight (ID 1107, 1112, 1544, 2716), increased beta-oxidation of fatty acids leading to a reduction in body fat mass (ID 1123, 1124, 3698), and maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (ID 1115, 1545) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG), Camellia sinensis, catechins, green tea, body weight, beta-oxidation, fat mass, blood glucose, health claims
First published in the EFSA Journal
19. Oktober 2010
10. September 2010
Scientific Opinion


No abstract available

Panel members at the time of adoption

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.
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
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EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1791
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European Commission