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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470034279
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/24/2007
  • Series: Novartis Foundation Symposia Series, #275
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

The Novartis Foundation is an international scientific and educational charity which promotes the study and general knowledge of science and in particular encourages international co-operation in scientific research.

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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


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


Peter J. Aggett Criteria for substantiating claims


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

incompatible mix?


Roland Stocker Vitamin E


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


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

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


Kevin D. Cashman Calcium and vitamin D


Jan Alexander Selenium


Edzard Ernst Herbal medicines: balancing benefi ts and risks


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


Hildegard Przyrembel Communication between science and


Discussion 199

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


Final discussion w-3 fatty acids

Index of contributors

Subject index

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