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Liver Injuries Linked With Dietary Supplement Use on the Rise
The number of liver injuries associated with dietary supplement use has increased substantially in recent years, according to a recently published study in the journal Hepatology. The researchers estimate that 20 percent of reported cases of drug-induced liver injury in 2014 can be attributed to dietary supplements, compared to only 7 percent of cases in 2004.
ConsumerLab.com finds carcinogenic form of chromium in supplements, including those for weight loss -- Reviews published of supplements containing chromium, green tea, 7-keto DHEA and stimulant formulas
White Plains, New York — March 2, 2010 — A carcinogenic form of chromium, hexavalent chromium, is present is some dietary supplements, according to new tests by ConsumerLab.com. Hexavalent chromium was found in two popular weight loss products and a chromium supplement, while three other chromium-containing supplements selected for testing were not contaminated. ConsumerLab.com also found lower amounts of green tea than claimed in some weight loss supplements and noted concern for potential side-effects from products containing high amounts of caffeine or other stimulants.