Dietary Aids Lead to Increased Liver Damage

keepcalm Dietary aids, such as green tea extract and other “fat burning” supplements, have recently been under scrutiny as new data emerges from the nation’s hospitals. Here is an excerpt from the NY Times article. Read the whole article here, and keep the weight off with these two good ol’ stand-bys: Healthy eating and exercise!

“Dietary supplements account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries that turn up in hospitals, up from 7 percent a decade ago, according to an analysis by a national network of liver specialists. The research included only the most severe cases of liver damage referred to a representative group of hospitals around the country, and the investigators said they were undercounting the actual number of cases.” – ANAHAD O’CONNOR, NY Times

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