Novartis Foundation Symposium - No. 282: Dietary Supplements and Health / Edition 1

Novartis Foundation Symposium - No. 282: Dietary Supplements and Health / Edition 1

by Novartis Foundation
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470034270

ISBN-13: 9780470034279

Pub. Date: 09/24/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This book presents a careful, systematic, balanced and unbiased examination of data in a contentious field - scientific data that are available and/or needed to substantiate and evaluate the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. It uses a series of case studies that are illustrative of the types of scientific challenges that have been encountered in

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This book presents a careful, systematic, balanced and unbiased examination of data in a contentious field - scientific data that are available and/or needed to substantiate and evaluate the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. It uses a series of case studies that are illustrative of the types of scientific challenges that have been encountered in substantiating safety and efficacy for various product types and uses. The chapters illustrate some of the successes, challenges and frustrations that have occurred in recent years. Discussions among presenters and participants identify the lessons learned from these experiences and formulate ideas for improved approaches to identifying research needs and for enhancing the quality and relevance of the scientific evidence available for policy decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470034279
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/24/2007
Series:
Novartis Foundation Symposia Series, #275
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Symposium on Dietary supplements and health, held at the Novartis Foundation, London,

9–11 May 2006

Editors: Gregory Bock (Organizer) and Jamie Goode

This symposium is based on a proposal made by Barry Halliwell, Paul Coates and

Elizabeth Yetley

Barry Halliwell Chair’s introduction 

Alan R. Boobis Risk assessment of dietary supplements

Discussion

Robert M. Russell Setting dietary intake levels: problems and pitfalls

Discussion

Peter J. Aggett Criteria for substantiating claims

Discussion

Elizabeth A. Yetley Science in the regulatory setting: a challenging but

incompatible mix?

Discussion

Roland Stocker Vitamin E

Discussion

Barry Halliwell Flavonoids: a re-run of the carotenoids story?

Discussion 

John M. Scott Reduced folate status is common and increases disease risk.

It can be corrected by daily ingestion of supplements or fortifi cation

Discussion

Kevin D. Cashman Calcium and vitamin D

Discussion

Jan Alexander Selenium

Discussion

Edzard Ernst Herbal medicines: balancing benefi ts and risks

Discussion

E. L. Yong, S. P. Wong, P. Shen, Y. H. Gong, J. Li and Y. Hong

Standardization and evaluation of botanical mixtures: lessons from a

traditional Chinese herb, Epimedium, with oestrogenic properties

Discussion

Hildegard Przyrembel Communication between science and

management

Discussion 199

Paul M. Coates Dietary supplements and health: the research agenda

Discussion

Final discussion w-3 fatty acids

Index of contributors

Subject index

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