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    1. Untested Stimulant Still in Dietary Supplements

      Editor's note: The FDA on April 22, 2015, sent warning letters to five companies which manufacture dietary supplements with BMPEA, asking them to stop distributing the products.  April 7, 2015 -- Researchers are warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements labeled as having the active ingredient A

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    2. GNC to Boost Testing of Herbal Supplements

      March 30, 2015 -- Extensive testing procedures for its herbal supplement products are being introduced by GNC, the company announced Monday. The testing of those products by GNC -- the largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements in the United States -- will far exceed the quality controls requ

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    3. Retailers Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

      Feb. 3, 2015 -- Four national retailers -- GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart -- are accused of selling fake and potentially harmful herbal supplements and must remove them from their shelves, the New York State attorney general's office has announced. An investigation by state authorities found tha

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    4. Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Early Death Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having low levels of vitamin D because of your genetics may raise the risk of early death, a new study suggests. But the risk is not linked with early death due to heart-related causes, the researchers added. Th

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    5. Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study f

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    6. Women's Vitamin D Levels Play Role in IVF Success?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency may lower a woman's chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small study suggests. Researchers in Italy compared the success of IVF in 154 women with vitamin D deficiency a

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    7. Caffeine Powder: FAQ

      July 22, 2014 -- The story of an 18-year-old prom king, who according to reports died from an irregular heartbeat and seizures brought on by a caffeine overdose, has raised questions about caffeine -- particularly the powdered type used by the teen. Here’s what you need to know. What is caffeine pow

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    8. Resveratrol in Red Wine Not Such a Health-Booster?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Resveratrol -- a substance found in red wine, grapes and chocolate -- may not add years to your life, and it doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease or cancer either, according to new research. "When it comes

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    9. Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take fish oil capsules may not be getting the heart-health benefits they desired, according to a pair of new research reports. Both studies found that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements do not pr

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    10. FAQ: Vitamins to Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease?

      Feb. 24, 2014 -- Scratch vitamins and supplements off your list of things to do to help prevent heart disease and cancer, at least for now. A national task force that’s been studying the issue for 2 years says there is not enough evidence to show they help. In most cases, they won’t do any harm, eit

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