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Dietary aids need oversight


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 04, 2014

~~<p>It's no coincidence that all manner of advertisements promising quick ways to lose weight and get fit proliferate this time of year. More than a few individuals devote their annual resolutions to physical self-improvement.</p>
<p>Who knows if the pills and powders are actually effective, but the come-ons definitely are: Americans spend $32 billion a year on dietary supplements. Also indisputable: Some of these diet aids are downright dangerous &mdash; generally outside the purview of the Food and Drug Administration until harm occurs and linked to rising health woes in Hawaii and across the U.S.</p>
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It's no coincidence that all manner of advertisements promising quick ways to lose weight and get fit proliferate this time of year. More than a few individuals devote their annual resolutions to physical self-improvement.

Who knows if the pills and powders are actually effective, but the come-ons definitely are: Americans spend $32 billion a year on dietary supplements. Also indisputable: Some of these diet aids are downright dangerous — generally outside the purview of the Food and Drug Administration until harm occurs and linked to rising health woes in Hawaii and across the U.S. Login for more...



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