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Posted June 20, 2017

Beware of Bodybuilding Supplements, FDA Warns

On June 20, 2017, the FDA warned consumers to beware of bodybuilding products because a number of these products have been found to contain steroids or steroid-like substances. Such products could cause serious and even life-threatening health risks, including: 
  • Liver injury
  • Kidney damage
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in veins deep in the body)
  • Severe acne
  • Hair loss
  • Mood changes, irritability, increased aggression
  • Depression
Additionally, in recent weeks, the FDA issued warning letters to several companies whose products contain steroids or steroid-like substances. Use the links below to read the complete warning letter for each:
See related warnings:

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