Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to silicon and protection against aluminium accumulation in the brain (ID 290), “cardiovascular health” (ID 289), forming a protective coat on the mucous membrane of the stomach (ID 345), neutralisation of gastric acid (ID 345), contribution to normal formation of collagen and connective tissue (ID 287, 288, 333, 334, 335, 1405, 1652, 1718, 1719, 1945), maintenance of normal bone (ID 287, 335, 1652, 1718, 1945), maintenance of normal joints (ID 1405, 1652, 1945), maintenance of normal appearance and elasticity of the skin (ID 288, 333), and contribution to normal formation of hair and nails (ID 334, 1652, 1719) 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 Bone/Teeth/Connective Tissue: Rikke Andersen, Olivier Bruyère, Albert Flynn, Ingegerd Johansson, Jukka Meurman and Hildegard Przyrembel. 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(6):2259 [28 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2259
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
Contact
Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-1074
EFSA-Q-2008-1075
EFSA-Q-2008-1076
EFSA-Q-2008-1077
EFSA-Q-2008-1120
EFSA-Q-2008-1121
EFSA-Q-2008-1122
EFSA-Q-2008-1132
EFSA Q 2008-2142
EFSA-Q-2008-2388
EFSA-Q-2008-2454
EFSA-Q-2008-2455
EFSA-Q-2008-2678
Adopted
25 March 2011
Published
30 June 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

No abstract available

Keywords
Silicon, aluminium, cardiovascular, stomach, collagen, connective tissue, bone, joints, skin, hair, nails, health claims.
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Number of Pages
28