Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (tea), including catechins in green tea, and improvement of endothelium-dependent vasodilation (ID 1106, 1310), maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 1310, 2657), maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (ID 1108), maintenance of normal blood LDL cholesterol concentrations (ID 2640), protection of the skin from UV-induced (including photo-oxidative) damage (ID 1110, 1119), protection of DNA from oxidative damage (ID 1120, 1121), protection of lipids from oxidative damage (ID 1275), contribution to normal cognitive function (ID 1117, 2812), “cardiovascular system” (ID 2814), “invigoration of the body” (ID 1274, 3280), decreasing potentially pathogenic gastro-intestinal microorganisms (ID 1118), “immune health” (ID 1273) and “mouth” (ID 2813) 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. The members of the Claims Sub-Working Group on Mental/Nervous System: Jacques Rigo, Astrid Schloerscheidt, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Sean (J.J.) Strain, and Peter Willatts.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2055 [29 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2055
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-2008-1845
EFSA-Q-2008-1847
EFSA-Q-2008-1849
EFSA-Q-2008-1856
EFSA-Q-2008-1857
EFSA-Q-2008-1858
EFSA-Q-2008-1859
EFSA-Q-2008-1860
EFSA-Q-2008-2011
EFSA-Q-2008-2012
EFSA-Q-2008-2013
EFSA-Q-2008-2047
EFSA-Q-2008-3373
EFSA-Q-2008-3390
EFSA-Q-2008-3545
EFSA-Q-2008-3546
EFSA-Q-2008-3547
EFSA-Q-2008-4012
Adopted
28 January 2011
Published
8 April 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

No abstract available

Keywords
Camellia sinensis, catechins, endothelium, vasodilation, blood pressure, blood glucose concentrations, blood LDL cholesterol, oxidative damage, skin, DNA, lipids, cognitive function, cardiovascular system, invigoration of the body, gastro-intestinal micro
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Number of Pages
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