Warnings Note Disease Treatment Studies Placed Too Close To Supplements For US FDA’s Comfort
Dietary ingredients identified in recent FDA warning letters as linked to disease claims by marketers directing customers to scientific literature include omega-3 fatty acid, ginkgo biloba, glucosamine curcumin and vitamin D.
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