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Opinión de la EFSA sobre alegaciones de salud relacionadas con soluciones de carbohidratos y electrolitos

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Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions and reduction in rated perceived exertion/effort during exercise (ID 460, 466, 467, 468), enhancement of water absorption during exercise (ID 314, 315, 316, 317, 319, 322, 325, 332, 408, 465, 473, 1168, 1574, 1593, 1618, 4302, 4309), and maintenance of endurance performance (ID 466, 469) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/20061

EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA)2, 3
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

SUMMARY

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions and reduction in rated perceived exertion/effort during exercise, enhancement of water absorption during exercise, and maintenance of endurance performance. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders.

The food which is the subject of the health claims is carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions. The Panel considers that carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions are sufficiently characterised in relation to the claimed effects.

1. On request from the European Commission, Question No EFSA-Q-2008-1101, EFSA-Q-2008-1102, EFSA-Q-2008-1103, EFSA-Q-2008-1104, EFSA-Q-2008-1106, EFSA-Q-2008-1109, EFSA-Q-2008-1112, EFSA-Q-2008-1119, EFSA-Q-2008-1195, EFSA-Q-2008-1247, EFSA-Q-2008-1252, EFSA-Q-2008-1253, EFSA-Q-2008-1254, EFSA-Q-2008-1255, EFSA-Q-2008-1256, EFSA-Q-2008-1260, EFSA-Q-2008-1907, EFSA-Q-2008-2311, EFSA-Q-2008-2329, EFSA-Q-2008-2354, EFSA-Q-2010-00255, EFSA-Q-2010-00262, adopted on 08 April 2011.
2. Panel members: 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. Correspondence: nda@efsa.europa.eu
3. Acknowledgement: 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 Weight Management/Satiety/Glucose and Insulin Control/Physical Performance: Kees de Graaf, Joanne Harrold, Mette Hansen, Mette Kristensen, Anders Sjödin and Inge Tetens.

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