Jon Barron

On July 29th, Consumer Reports (CR) released a report identifying 15 supplements as "potentially" harmful with "insufficient health benefits to justify the risk."1 As they stated in the introduction to their report, "With the help of an expert panel of independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers [more on this panel in a moment], Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients that are potentially harmful. The risks include organ damage, cancer, and cardiac arrest. The severity of these threats often depends on such factors as pre-existing medical conditions as well as the quantity of the ingredient taken and the length of time a person has been exposed to the substance.

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