FDA Allows Watered-Down Tomato Claims vs. Cancer, Nixes Lycopene Claim

January 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jan2006, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p6
The article reports on the ruling by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration which allow qualified health claims for tomatoes against four types of cancers. The agency rejected cancer-benefits claim for dietary supplements containing lycopene. Kerr Dow of Heinz offered a statement on the ruling. People are advised to watch out for processed tomato products that may add a lot of salt and sugar.


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