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European Commission verifies health claim for alpha-cyclodextrin

5:03 AM MDT | June 27, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission has verified a health claim for alpha-cyclodextrin in an assessment report, Wacker-Chemie says in a press release. The commission report confirms that alpha-cyclodextrin can reduce blood-sugar peaks following consumption of a high-starch meal, supporting an earlier positive recommendation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy). "Consumption of alpha-cyclodextrin as part of a starch-containing meal contributes to the reduction of the blood sugar rise after that meal," the commission states in the report. Food...

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