EU Authorizes Cholesterol Lowering Health Claim For Supplement After 10 Year Wait
France's Laboratoire Lescuyer can now claim its Limicol botanical extract supplement "reduces blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations" after waiting more than 10 years for approval by the European Commission.
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