FDA Recalls Hydroxycut Products
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned dieters and body builders Thursday to immediately stop using Hydroxycut. The FDA said that the manufacturer of the dietary supplement has agreed to recall 14 Hydroxycut products which are available in grocery stores and pharmacies.
These supplements which are used by people trying to shed pounds or by body builders to sharpen their muscles have been linked to cases of serious liver damage and at least one death.
Hydroxycut is advertised as made from natural ingredients and accounts for about 90% of the market for weight loss supplements.
Dietary supplements are not as tightly regulated by the government as medications. Manufacturers don't need FDA approval ahead of time before marketing their products.
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