National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Bilberry fruit extract (N20033)

Bilberry fruit extract

Specific Substances: Bilberry fruit extract

Nomination Date: 05/31/2000

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Bilberry fruit extract, a popular dietary supplement, was nominated based on its widespread use for eye strain and other eye problems. No information on the effects of long-term administration of bilberry or its anthocyanosides was found. Marginal genotoxic activity is predicted on the basis of structural analysis of flavonoids.

NTP Principles: 1, 2

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 84082-34-8

Agent Name: Bilberry fruit extract

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