Hydroxycut hepatotoxicity: a case series and review of liver toxicity from herbal weight loss supplements.

@article{Dara2008HydroxycutHA,
  title={Hydroxycut hepatotoxicity: a case series and review of liver toxicity from herbal weight loss supplements.},
  author={Lily Dara and Jennifer Hewett and J K Lim},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 45},
  pages={6999-7004}
}
Dietary supplements represent an increasingly common source of drug-induced liver injury. Hydroxycut is a popular weight loss supplement which has previously been linked to hepatotoxicity, although the individual chemical components underlying liver injury remain poorly understood. We report two cases of acute hepatitis in the setting of Hydroxycut exposure and describe possible mechanisms of liver injury. We also comprehensively review and summarize the existing literature on commonly used… CONTINUE READING
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