Supplements cause more liver damage, decade-long study finds

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A new study examined 839 patients in the federally supported Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network who had liver damage between 2004 and 2013. Forty-five cases were caused by bodybuilding supplements, 85 by non-bodybuilding supplements and 709 by medications. The authors concluded that over time, the number of liver injuries from herbal and dietary supplements rose 20%. Via New York Daily News. Posted September 15, 2014.
–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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