Hepatotoxicity Due to Hydroxycut: A Case Series

  title={Hepatotoxicity Due to Hydroxycut: A Case Series},
  author={T L Fong and Karl C. Klontz and Alejandro Ca{\~n}as-Coto and Steven J Casper and Francisco Antonio Durazo and Timothy J. Davern and Paul Hideo Hayashi and William M. Lee and Leonard B. Seeff},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Muscletech Hydroxycut (Iovate Health Sciences Research, Oakville, Ontario, Canada) was a popular weight-loss supplement that was recalled by the manufacturer in May 2009 on the basis of reports of hepatotoxicity associated with this supplement. We sought to characterize the clinical presentation of Hydroxycut-associated liver injury and to adjudicate these cases for causal association with Hydroxycut.METHODS:We assessed the causality and grading of severity of liver injury using… CONTINUE READING
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