Letters The truth about sports drinks

Clarification from EFSA

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5430 (Published 14 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5430
  1. Juliane Kleiner, head of nutrition unit1
  1. 1European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), 43126 Parma, Italy
  1. juliane.kleiner{at}efsa.europa.eu

Thompson and colleagues’ article seems to be based on a misunderstanding of what the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) did.1 It assumed that EFSA based its assessment of claims on “enhancement of water absorption during exercise” and “maintenance of endurance performance” on all the references submitted to EFSA and published on its website.2 However, EFSA’s opinion clearly states that the assessment was based …

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