How do structure/function claims differ from health claims?
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Likewise, people ask, what is the difference between a health claim and a structure/function claim?
Whereas, an unqualified health claim falls under the umbrella of a structure/function claim, which can only describe how a food or substance affects the body's structure or its function and cannot make reference to a disease i.e. 'Calcium helps builds healthy bones".
Subsequently, question is, what are structure and function claims? A Structure/Function Claim describe the role of a nutrient or ingredient on the structure or function of the human body. These may appear on the labels of foods, dietary supplements or drugs. Examples of a Structure/Function Claim: "Calcium builds strong bones" "Fiber maintains bowel regularity"
Also question is, what is the difference between health claims and nutrition claims?
Nutrition content claims are claims about the content of certain nutrients or substances in a food, such as low in fat or good source of calcium. Health claims refer to a relationship between a food and health rather than a statement of content.
Can dietary supplements make health claims?
Basically, dietary supplements cannot make 'disease' claims (for example: 'this supplement shrinks tumors'). Dietary supplements that make disease claims will be regulated by the FDA as drugs. Dietary supplements can make 'structure/function' claims (for example, 'calcium builds strong bones').