Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to polyphenols in olive and protection of LDL particles from oxidative damage (ID 1333, 1638, 1639, 1696, 2865), maintenance of normal blood HDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 1639), maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 3781), “anti-inflammatory properties” (ID 1882), “contributes to the upper respiratory tract health” (ID 3468), “can help to maintain a normal function of gastrointestinal tract” (3779), and “contributes to body defences against external agents” (ID 3467) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

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Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
Acknowledgements

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

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2033 [25 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2033
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
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Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-2070
EFSA-Q-2008-2374
EFSA-Q-2008-2375
EFSA-Q-2008-2432
EFSA-Q-2008-2615
EFSA-Q-2008-3598
EFSA-Q-2008-4195
EFSA-Q-2008-4196
EFSA-Q-2008-4498
EFSA-Q-2008-4500
Adopted
12 November 2010
Published
8 April 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

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Keywords
Olive, polyphenols, LDL, HDL, cholesterol, oxidative damage, blood pressure, inflammation, upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, body defences, external agents, health claims
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Number of Pages
25