Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Heart disease health claim for omega-3 fatty acids allowed
In response to a court decision, the Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 31 allowed a qualified health claim for EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements, even though it did not meet the “significant scientific agreement” standard previously established for such claims. The claim states, “The scientific evidence about whether omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) is suggestive, but not con…

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Neil Mermelstein