Harvard Heart Letter

How qualified are health claims for food?

Health claims' efforts to balance free speech with solid evidence could leave you confused.

In 2003, food makers got the green light to slap "heart healthy" labels on a variety of nuts and foods made with them. Now they can do the same for foods and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids.

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