The FDA has issued a warning against the diet drug Hydroxycut, which, as it turns out, can kill you. (It killed a teenager in 2007, but apparently the FDA was just alerted to this now.)
Other patients experienced symptoms ranging from jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, to liver failure. One received a transplant and another was placed on a list to await a new liver. The patients were otherwise healthy and their symptoms began after they started using Hydroxycut.
One researcher claims the dangerous ingredient is probably hydroxycitric acid, and that products containing that ingredient are still on the market. And it ends with a warning about weight-loss pills in general:
“You really have to be careful about dietary supplements, especially weight-loss pills… People believe that the FDA has verified that these products are at least safe and effective, and that’s really not the case. When you see fantastic claims â€” that’s generally what they are.”
So yet another case of a company preying on people who will do anything and take any drug that promises to make them thin. Because thin = healthy, right?
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