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Calcium bone density, reduced fractures claim already an authorized health claim.

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CALCIUM BONE DENSITY, REDUCED FRACTURES PROPOSED HEALTH CLAIM DENIED by FDA because such a claim already has been authorized for foods and dietary supplements, the agency says in an interim final rule published in the June 22 Federal Register. The rule replies to a submission by Weider Nutrition International for use of the claim, "Calcium consumption by adolescents and adults increases bone density and may decrease the risk of fractures." The submission notified FDA of the company's intent to use the claim under provisions of the FDA Modernization Act.

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