Current Status of Legislation on Dietary Products for Sportspeople in a European Framework
AbstractThe consumption of nutritional ergogenic aids is conditioned by laws/regulations, but standards/regulations vary between countries. The aim of this review is to explore legislative documents that regulate the use of nutritional ergogenic aids intended for sportspeople in a Spanish/European framework. A narrative review has been developed from official websites of Spanish (Spanish Agency of the Consumer, Food Safety, and Nutrition) and European (European Commission and European Food Safety Authority) bodies. A descriptive analysis of documents was performed. Eighteen legislative documents have been compiled in three sections: (1) Advertising of any type of food and/or product; (2) Composition, labeling, and advertising of foods; (3) Nutritional ergogenic aids. In spite of the existence of these legal documents, the regulation lacks guidance on the use/application of nutritional ergogenic aids for sportspeople. It is essential to prevent the introduction or dissemination of false, ambiguous, or inexact information and contents that induce an error in the receivers of the information. In this field, it is worth highlighting the roles of the European Food Safety Authority and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which provide information about consumer guidelines, prescribing practices, and recommendations for the prudent use of nutritional ergogenic aids. View Full-Text
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Martínez-Sanz, J.M.; Sospedra, I.; Baladía, E.; Arranz, L.; Ortiz-Moncada, R.; Gil-Izquierdo, A. Current Status of Legislation on Dietary Products for Sportspeople in a European Framework. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1225.
Martínez-Sanz JM, Sospedra I, Baladía E, Arranz L, Ortiz-Moncada R, Gil-Izquierdo A. Current Status of Legislation on Dietary Products for Sportspeople in a European Framework. Nutrients. 2017; 9(11):1225.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martínez-Sanz, José M.; Sospedra, Isabel; Baladía, Eduard; Arranz, Laura; Ortiz-Moncada, Rocío; Gil-Izquierdo, Angel. 2017. "Current Status of Legislation on Dietary Products for Sportspeople in a European Framework." Nutrients 9, no. 11: 1225.
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