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In Brief: Nutrition 21 claims

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Nutrition 21 claims: Federal Trade Commission issues final order and decision July 11 stating that Nutrition 21, its general partner Selene Systems and executive Herbert Boynton may not make claims that chromium picolinate "reduces body fat," "causes weight loss," "increases lean body mass or builds muscle," "controls appetite or craving for sugar," "reduces serum cholesterol," "is effective in the treatment or prevention of diabetes," and other related claims without supporting scientific evidence. The FTC announced proposed settlements with three California chromium picolinate sellers -- Nutrition 21, Victoria Bie (doing business as Body Gold) and Universal Merchants -- in November ("The Tan Sheet" Nov. 11. 1996, p. 18)...

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