The Hydroxycut line of dietary supplements is being recalled by the FDA after they received 23 reports of serious liver injuries from Hydroxycut users, according to CNN. The FDA has instructed consumers to cease their use of the supplements immediately.
Hydroxycut has been linked to the death of a 19-year-old man, as well as multiple reports of liver damage, liver failure, cardiovascular issues, seizures and jaundice.
Implications - The chief medical officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition named Dr. Linda Katz says that when dealing with Hydroxycut, "adverse events are rare, but exist. Consumers should consult a physician or other health care professional if they experience symptoms possibly associated with these products."
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