Using Hydroxycut? Stop now says FDA

Knowing that in any community there are people who are fighting the losing battle with weight gain, it is essential to get the message out there.

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Government health officials warned dieters and body builders Friday to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, a widely sold supplement linked to cases of serious liver damage and at least one death.

The Food and Drug Administration said the company that makes the dietary supplement has agreed to recall 14 Hydroxycut products. Available in grocery stores and pharmacies, Hydroxycut is advertised as made from natural ingredients. At least 9 million packages were sold last year, the FDA said.

Dr. Linda Katz of the FDA's food and nutrition division said the agency has received 23 reports of liver problems, including the death of a 19-year-old boy living in the Southwest. The teenager died in 2007, and the death was reported to the FDA this March.

The FDA bulletin can be found here.

Please spread the word, for the health of anyone that might be using this potentially dangerous supplement.

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