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RegenESlim Appetite Control Capsules voluntarily recalled due to the presence of DMAA.

FDA warns consumers about caffeine powder. 

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

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Dietary supplement module
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Question

What role should leadership play regarding dietary supplement use?

    OPSS' Answer

    “Young, impressionable service members seek mentors and role models in their leaders. Every leader, at all levels of an organization, has a responsibility to model healthy behavior. A leader who discusses using or uses weight-loss dietary supplements is sending a signal that this behavior is permissible. It is not. It is incumbent upon leaders to go a step further and also educate subordinates on the risks associated with taking dietary supplements and help direct them to the scientific information about the risks associated with these products.” – Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Director, TRICARE Management Activity

    Last reviewed 17 April 2014

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