Nils-Georg Asp

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Since 1990 certain health claims in the labelling and marketing of food products have been allowed in Sweden within the food sector's Code of Practice. The rules were developed in close dialogue with the authorities. The legal basis was a decision by the authorities not to apply the medicinal products' legislation to ''foods normally found on the dinner(More)
Based on principles specified in the Swedish Code on health claims and experiences from handling of claims within the Code, priorities that may be useful when establishing a positive list of generic health claims and for responsible use of claims are suggested. One key factor highlighted is that claims should be relevant and meaningful for the consumer. To(More)
N utrition recommendations are Á and should be Á under continuous debate. New findings challenge old concepts. The media have a preference for news, and rightly so. The increasing interest in diet and health issues among lay people merges with a continuously increasing importance for universities and individual scientists to be visible in the media. Thus,(More)
O xidation processes are essential in normal cell metabolism. Free radicals, i.e. reactive oxygen and nitrogen compounds, are formed continuously. They participate in metabolic and cell signalling pathways, in spite of their potentially deleterious effects. A system of endogenous anti-oxidative compounds and systems operates to control strictly the(More)
E uropean Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods came into force in early 2007. This means that, after many years of discussion, it is now possible to use health claims on foods in all European Union (EU) countries. The main reasons for EU regulation in this area are consumer protection and protection of data behind(More)
The new European Union (EU) regulation on nutrition and health claims came into force on 19 January 2007. This means that the same rules for use of such claims in advertisements, labelling and presentation of foods, including food supplements, will now be implemented throughout the EU. Some countries have had Codes of Practices allowing certain health(More)
The adrenocorticoid responses to low dose ACTH of plasma aldosterone (aldo), corticosterone (B), 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC), 18-hydroxycorticosterone (18-OHB), 18-hydroxycorticosterone (18-OH-DOC), and cortisol (F) were compared. Alpha ACTH-)1-24) was infused beginning at 0800 h at increasing rates from 12.5-200 mIU/30 min in supine normal subjects under(More)
A recent Swedish prospective study on hyper-glycaemia and cancer risk (1) showed an association with total cancer risk in women, and in women and men combined, for several cancer sites. The cancer incidence was compared with both fasting glucose and glucose 2 h after a 75 g glucose load. For women the relative total cancer risks for the top versus bottom(More)
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