Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to alpha lipoic acid and protection of body lipids from oxidative damage (ID 1434, 3134), maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations (ID 3134), increased beta-oxidation of fatty acids (ID 3134), maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (ID 1435, 3162), and "regeneration of genes, regeneration of gene transcription and the influence to activity NF kappa B" (ID 3133) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

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Article
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2010; 8(2):1474 [18 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1474
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.
Acknowledgements

The Panel wishes to thank for the preparation of this 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 membres of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Cardiovascular Health/Oxidative Stress: Antti Aro, Marianne Geleijnse, Marina Heinonen, Ambroise Martin, Wilhem Stahl and Henk van den Berg.

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Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-2171
EFSA-Q-2008-2172
EFSA-Q-2008-3865
EFSA-Q-2008-3866
EFSA-Q-2008-3894
Adopted
21 December 2009
Published in the EFSA Journal
25 February 2010
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

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Keywords
Alpha-lipoic acid, oxidative damage, cholesterol, beta-oxidation, fatty acids, blood glucose, regeneration of genes, regeneration of gene transcription, NF-kappa B activity, health claims
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Number of Pages
18