Dietary, Herbal Supplements Lead To Liver Damage 20% Of The Time
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 04:31 PM

More than 900 drugs, toxins, and herbs have been linked to liver injury, and “drug-induced hepatic injury is the most common reason cited for withdrawl of an approved drug.”  A new study published in the Journal of Hepatologyfound dietary and herbal supplements lead to liver damage 20 percent of the time.  

Researchers examined the hepatotoxicity levels in 839 patients suffering from liver injury, focusing specifically on whether levels were a result of taking supplements or medications. Hepatotoxicity is essentially chemically-driven liver damage.

The results showed liver injuries from supplements increased by 20 percent over the almost 10-year study.

Bodybuilding supplements cause prolonged jaundice, but non-bodybuilding supplements increase risk for transplants and death by 13 percent.

Source:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/dietary-herbal-supplements-lead-liver-damage-20-time-301492