You Should Know

February 2016 Issue

Dietary Supplements May Harm Liver

Walk into any supermarket or health food store and youíll likely find shelves chock full of herbal and vitamin supplements of all kinds, from those marketed for healthy bones to those promising to bulk you up. According to the most recent figures available, the number of supplements increased from 4,000 in 1994 to more than 55,000 in 2012. But do you really know whatís in those supplements? You can read the label, of course, but according to several reports, some supplements contain unsafe ingredients not listed on the label. Thatís due, in part, to the rules that regulate dietary supplements.

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