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TITLE Risk-Benefit Analysis of Micronutrients   Risk-benefit micronutrients.pdf (544.4 KB)
Document ID LIB570
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 25/10/2004
Document reference NA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Addition of Nutrients to Food Task Force
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Food safety


Short description  Until the present time, beneficial effects of food fortification was the sole province of nutrition science, whereas, toxicology quite separately addressed the potential of risks of high intakes of micronutrients. For the first time, an Expert Group brought both disciplines together in order to develop a highly innovative mathematical technique to simultaneously estimate both health benefits and risks resulting from the addition of nutrients to foods. The technique provides the risk manager with an objective means of assessing/balancing the potential adverse effects of a nutrient (i.e. incidence of toxicity or excess intake) against the potential benefits (i.e. incidence of deficiency or absence of a benefit).
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