FDA reject omega-3 claim

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Related tags: Omega-3 fatty acids, Nutrition

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week
that there is still not enough "scientific agreement" to state that
omega-3 fatty acids...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that there is still not enough "scientific agreement" to state that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The federal agency claimed that an "unqualified claim about the relationship" between omega-3 fatty acids and reduced risk of heart disease would be "misleading." The evaluation was prompted by a court order forcing the FDA to re-evaluate whether labels and packaging on dietary supplements could make specific health claims about omega-3, which many scientists believe helps prevent coronary diseases and strokes. The decision applies specifically to the makers of dietary supplements.

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