Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to proanthocyanidins from cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton) fruit and defence against bacterial pathogens in the lower urinary tract (ID 1841, 2153, 2770, 3328), “powerful protectors of our gums” (ID 1365), and “heart health” (ID 2499) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton, cranberry, proanthocyanidins, urinary tract, gums, heart, health claims
First published in the EFSA Journal
30 juin 2011
13 mai 2011
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 2011;9(6):2215
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European Commission