Dietary Supplements Lead To Over 20,000 ER Visits Yearly
A new federal study has found dietary supplements, particularly ones for weight loss or increased energy, cause roughly 23,000 ER visits a year.By Ryan Biek | October 15, 2015
A new federal study has found dietary supplements cause more than 20,000 emergency room visits each year, with many involving heart problems in young adults.
A joint study by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found supplements designed for weight loss or increased energy caused roughly 70 percent of the negative symptoms involving chest pain, heart palpitations and faster-than-normal heart rates.
Dietary supplements often don't have to go through the same rigorous testing required of prescription drugs.