Dodgy herbal supplements blamed for liver injury
Dodgy herbal supplements are a common cause of liver injury, with bodybuilding and weight-loss products among the worst offenders.
US drug-induced liver injuries linked to supplements jumped from 7% in 2003 to about 20% in 2014, a study has found.
And studies in Europe show similar increases.
Last year, two cases of severe liver toxicity in Australian men — involving green tea extract, garcinia cambogia and valerian — prompted calls for tighter regulation.
In a new analysis of 272 herbal dietary supplements, 51% had