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Warfighters often turn to dietary supplements because of the extreme demands of military performance. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health. If you can't find the answer to your Dietary Supplements question in our resources, click the button below.

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Dietary Supplements News

FDA Recall Alert: Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements
Godi International, Corp., located in South Florida is announcing a recall of Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplements.
New York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
Study finds steroids in supplements easily purchased online
A recent article in the Washington Post has a story reporting that steroids are readily available through Amazon.com, according to a prominent anti-doping researcher who ordered several dietary supplements from the consumer Web site.
Supplements may boost energy but strain troops' hearts
Military doctors are worried that certain energy supplements could lead to heart problems in U.S. troops.
Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements
The FDA announces a letter to all dietary supplement trade associations about the growing problem of misbranded drugs masquerading as dietary supplements.

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