Liver Damage from Herbals and Dietary Supplements

During the past 10 years liver injury from herbal and dietary supplements has doubled. Researchers analyzed data from over 800 patients who sustained liver damage from medications (acetaminophen excluded) or herbal and dietary supplements. Injuries jumped from 7% of cases in the first two years to 20% 10 years later. Liver damage from dietary supplements required…

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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…

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Infants and Herbal Supplements

Surveys of some 2700 mothers revealed that 9% of their children receive herbal supplements during their first year of life--sometimes as early as during the first month. These products were given most frequently to help with colic, fussiness, relaxation, digestion. Mothers who use supplements themselves were more likely to give them to their babies.PositiveTip: Because…

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