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FDA warns adults not to overindulge in black licorice

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a word of warning during this season of abundant candy. Too much black licorice can be hazardous to your health. It’s true. You really can overdose on the old fashioned treat. If you’re 40 or older, eating a mere 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could trigger irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia. It’s caused by the compound glycyrrhizin, which is the sweetening compound derived from the licorice root. Glycyrrhizin can cause potassium levels in the body to fall, which can cause some people to experience abnormal heart ... Read More

FDA warns consumers about dangerous weight loss supplement

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public about Solo Slim and Solo Slim Extra Strength, more dietary supplements that contain the undeclared drug ingredient Didesmethyl Sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss that can cause serious health complications in some people, including life-threatening cardiovascular events. In April, the FDA issued a warning to consumers about 34 weight loss supplements that all contained sibutramine. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients, and may present significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive ... Read More