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    1. Critics Call on FDA to Ban Concentrated Caffeine

      April 27, 2016 -- Concentrated caffeine products are a major public health hazard and should be banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, critics say. After two young men, Logan Stiner and Wade Sweatt, died from caffeine overdoses in 2014, the FDA started warning consumers about the products,

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    2. Banned Stimulant Found in U.S. Dietary Supplements

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stimulant banned from competitive sports has been found in more than a dozen dietary supplements marketed for "burning" body fat. Researchers found the stimulant -- called oxilofrine -- in 14 supplement brands sold in the

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    3. Can You Trust Your Dietary Supplement?

      Nov. 18, 2015 -- Seven federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the FDA, held an extraordinary joint press conference Tuesday to announce the civil and criminal indictments of more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements.   Suspicious Supplements?   Promises that signal

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    4. FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You may be putting your health at risk if you use imported products such as dietary supplements or nonprescription drugs that are sold at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online. So says the U.

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    5. Dietary Supplements Send Thousands to ER Each Year

      Oct. 14, 2015 -- Dietary supplements send an average of 23,000 people to the emergency room each year, a new study estimates. It’s the first time anyone has come up with national numbers on the problem. The study found supplements for weight loss and energy were the most dangerous, and heart issues

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    6. Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extra calcium may not protect your aging bones after all. New Zealand researchers who analyzed more than 100 previous investigations say guidelines advising seniors to consume at least 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium a

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    7. Labels on Yohimbe Products Inaccurate

      Label information on most yohimbe herbal supplement products is inaccurate, a new study finds. The products are marketed for weight loss and as treatments for conditions such as depression, erectile dysfunction, and low libido in women. They are widely available in the United States but banned in Ca

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    8. Pure Powdered Caffeine a Serious Health Risk: FDA

      Sept. 1, 2015 -- Pure powdered caffeine poses a serious health risk and is known to have caused the death of two teens in 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. One teaspoon of pure powdered caffeine contains the same amount of caffeine as in about 28 cups of coffee. Use of this product c

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    9. Low Risk of Problems from Too Much Vitamin D

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found. With vitamin D supplementation on the rise, investigators set out to assess the odds of developing dangerously high blood calcium levels. "The evide

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    10. FDA Issues Warning About Dietary Supplement

      April 14, 2015 -- Consumers should stop using a muscle growth product called Tri-Methyl Xtreme dietary supplement because it may cause liver damage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The product, distributed by Extreme Products Group and sold on the Internet and in some retail stores and g

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