These Dietary Supplements Were Linked to Serious Health Problems in Young People

Supplements promising flashy results like weight loss, muscle building and energy are sending kids and young adults to the hospital, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. An analysis of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) records revealed that, from January 2004 to April 2015, about 1,000 people ages 25 and younger had a health issue linked to dietary supplements. About 40% of them were categorized as severe problems, resulting in 166 hospitalizations and 22 deaths. And those numbers may only be the “tip of the iceberg,” the authors write, since many issues go unreported. Certain supplements appeared to be more dangerous than others. Supplements claiming to aid weight loss, muscle building and energy were almost three times more likely, and and those marketed for sexual function or colon cleansing were about twice as likely to contribute to a health problem than vitamins, the researchers found, The authors note that some of these products have been shown to be tainted with undisclosed substances, including prescription drugs, heavy metals and pesticides. In 2015, for example, researchers found that some weight-loss supplements contained an amphetamine-like stimulant that was not on the label. While the FDA can and does intervene when issues are reported with a particular product, the agency does not test the contents or safety of supplements before they hit the market. Instead, individual companies are responsible for meeting safety a...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

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Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Gastrointestinal Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is, to our knowledge, the first scoping review presenting the range of available evidence on CRC in AYAs. Although the rise in incidence is recognised by specialist bodies, recommendations are limited by the sparsity of available data. We seek to highlight the need for further research, define the role of earlier screening and raise awareness to promote thorough assessment of young patients.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Times - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: News Source Type: research
ConclusionThe increase of early-onset CRC incidence suggests more prevention initiatives are urgently warranted for young adults in the near future. Targeted and effective prevention measures are still needed among elderly populations.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Chandrapalan S, Arasaradnam RP Abstract Introduction: The increasing incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults warrants early and preferably non-invasive diagnostic modalities. Although the current stool-based assays have had good performance indicators for CRC detection, the overall poor uptake remains a challenging issue. However, alternative blood and urine markers are emerging.Areas covered: This paper discusses the various urinary biomarkers available for the detection of CRC. The more commonly encountered drawbacks are the small number of studies and size of the study population. We discus...
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
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Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(American College of Surgeons) Colon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults.
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ConclusionsHigh-risk advanced adenomas are predominantly left sided. This focuses attention on the rectum and left colon where carcinogenesis is strong in the young.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- Diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colon cancer improved under an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision permitting young adults up to age 26 to be covered under their parents'insurance, researchers report. They...
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