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Physician says proposed FDA regulations on supplement industry not enough

FDA The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “A new proposal to toughen the Food and Drug Administration’s power to regulate dietary supplements has the makers of vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts up in arms.”

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Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter “thyroid support” dietary supplements and found “nine contained an animal hormone.”

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Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. As the dust begins to settle, physicians seem to agree on one bit of … Continue reading

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Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying from cancer or heart disease.

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Some women still using dangerous weight-loss supplements

One of the most potentially dangerous category of supplements to take, at least in the U.S., is the category of weight loss supplements. Now there’s news that an over-the-counter diet pill and tea that were banned from the market nearly … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Finds 12 Supplements with Unsafe Ingredients

ABC World News reported, “Dietary supplements are a $27 billion a year business in this country, but Consumer Reports has an alert” on “supplements the magazine says can be dangerous to your health.” Consumer Reports’ Nancy Metcalf said, “With the dozen … Continue reading

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Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic Association, caution that food is … Continue reading

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Online Brazilian Diet Pills Can Be Addictive

Researcher have found a dangerous mix of amphetamines, tranquilizers and antidepressants found in some pills. Although marketed on the Internet as “natural,” the popular weight loss supplements known as Brazilian diet pills contain potentially addictive ingredients. Here are the details in … Continue reading

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