Acute liver failure caused by 'fat burners' and dietary supplements: a case report and literature review.

@article{Yellapu2011AcuteLF,
  title={Acute liver failure caused by 'fat burners' and dietary supplements: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Radha Krishna Yellapu and Vivek Mittal and Priya Grewal and Mariaisabel Fiel and Thomas D. Schiano},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={157-60}
}
Globally, people are struggling with obesity. Many effective, nonconventional methods of weight reduction, such as herbal and natural dietary supplements, are increasingly being sought. Fat burners are believed to raise metabolism, burn more calories and hasten fat loss. Despite patient perceptions that herbal remedies are free of adverse effects, some supplements are associated with severe hepatotoxicity. The present report describes a young healthy woman who presented with fulminant hepatic… CONTINUE READING
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