Herbal Supplements Linked to Liver Injury

Using dietary supplements may account for almost 20% of liver injuries, according to Jose Serrano, MD from the U.S. Natitional Institutes of Health. Use of these may account for 7% percent of patients needing liver transplants. Supplements are not food, and some are not safe at all. (Navarro VJ, et al “Herbal and dietary supplement induced hepatotoxicity in the U.S.” DDW 2012; Abstract 167)

PositiveTip: Tell your physician about any dietary supplements you are taking!