Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to coffee, including chlorogenic acids from coffee, and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage, maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations, and contribution to the maintenance or achievement of a normal body weight

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European Food Safety Authority

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to provide a scientific opinion on a list of health claims pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. This opinion addresses the scientific substantiation of health claims in relation to coffee and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage, maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations, and contribution to the maintenance or achievement of a normal body weight. The scientific substantiation is based on the information provided by the Member States in the consolidated list of Article 13 health claims and references that EFSA has received from Member States or directly from stakeholders.

The foods/food constituents that are the subject of the health claims are coffee, Coffea Arabica L., chlorogenic acids from coffee, and antioxidants in coffee. The Panel considers that whereas coffee and antioxidants in coffee are not sufficiently characterised in relation to the claimed effects, chlorogenic acids from coffee are sufficiently characterised.

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