Israel relaxes laws on food supplements

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:203

Israel is to relax its regulations on the advertising and marketing of vitamins, minerals, and other food supplements. Existing rules are so stringent that they are disregarded by manufacturers, importers, and advertising agencies.

Newspapers and magazines in Israel carry advertisements almost daily claiming that food supplements can shrink prostates, darken hair, restore sexual …

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