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What is a benefit in relation to food consumption?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18582546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The identification and characterization of benefits as a consequence of consumption of food, food constituents or nutrients used to be neglected in comparison to the assessment of risks because the safety of food had priority. Interest in benefit assessment is the consequence of the realisation that both adverse and positive effects on health can follow the consumption of the same food or food constituent and that a balance between the two should be the aim. Moreover, proven benefits in connection with food are the basis of health related claims on food labels. Benefit assessment should follow a procedure which is parallel to structured risk assessment and apply the same stringent criteria with respect to substantiation. Benefits will consist of either the reduction of the probability of adverse health effects or the increase of the probability of positive health effects.
Hildegard Przyrembel; Juliane Kleiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-06-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology letters     Volume:  180     ISSN:  0378-4274     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-11     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7709027     Medline TA:  Toxicol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food / adverse effects*
Risk Assessment*
Terminology as Topic

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