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Warning: stop using Hydroxycut weight loss products!

I know this will not be relevant for all readers. But, it is important to get the word out! I know Hydroxycut is popular in the U.S. and also in Australia, where we live.

U.S. Government health officials warned dieters and body builders to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, a widely sold diet supplement. It has been linked to liver damage and at least one death. The FDA Report recalled 14 Hydroxycut products that are readily available in grocery stores and pharmacies.

Video: Do You Lose Weight When Using Hydroxycut?

This video, made before the FDA recall, highlights just how unsafe Hydroxycut is. This appetite suppressant is definitely not a weight loss miracle pill. I am glad it is off the market.

The FDA Hydroxycut warning

The FDA received 23 reports of serious health problems from those who used Hydroxycut products. They ranged from jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes) to liver damage requiring a liver transplant. One death was reported to the FDA due to liver failure from taking Hydroxycut. Other reported health problems include seizures, cardiovascular disorders and muscle damage. Some symptoms included nausea, vomiting, weakness, stomach pain and itching.

The FDA News release stated, “The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Consumers should consult a physician or other health care professional if they are experiencing symptoms possibly associated with these products.”

It is a general warning to be careful about taking dietary supplements, especially ‘miracle’ weight loss pills. For the full list of Hydroxycut products recalled see the FDA News release.

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