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Posted July 6, 2012
Centrum Multivitamins: Breast and Colon Health Claims Pulled
Centrum Ultra Women’s and Centrum Silver Women’s multivitamins will no longer be labeled or promoted as supporting breast health, and Centrum Ultra Men’s and Centrum Silver Ultra Men’s multivitamins will no longer be labeled or promoted as supporting colon health.
CSPI noted these claims were based on the formulas’ vitamin D content, but that the evidence for vitamin D supporting breast and colon health is inconsistent. (See ConsumerLab.com’s Reviews on Vitamin D and Multivitamins for tests of related products.)
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare will also revise the heart health and energy claims made on other Centrum supplements. The heart health statement will clarify that the supplement is not to replace medications, and the energy claim will be clarified as support for metabolic function. (See ConsumerLab.com’s Reviews of Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements and Vitamin B Supplements, Including Energy Shots for tests of related products.)
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