|2004Q-0180 - Qualified Health Claim (QHC): Lutein and Eye Disease|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC10|
|Submitter :||Mrs. Kathleen Burke||Date & Time:||06/29/2004 06:06:17|
|Organization :||Individual/Registered Dietitian|
| I would encourage consideration of the qualified health claim for lutein, rather than lutein esters. Regardless of the source, free lutein is the key bioactive agent in dietary supplements, lutein-enhanced foods and foods naturally containing lutein.
Applying the qualified health claim to lutein would better serve the nutritional needs of consumers as it would include all lutein-containing foods and supplements, including foods and products containing lutein esters.
Kathleen Burke, MPH,RD