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SARMs Spells Latest 'Synthetic Steroids' FDA Finds In Supplements

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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FDA warns three US firms marketing products labeled as dietary supplements but containing selective androgen receptor modulators, SARMs, anabolic steroid-like ingredients that have the potential to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and for which long-term effects are unknown.

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