Health Alert on Dietary Supplements

A new study from the CDC finds adverse events related to dietary supplements account for tens of thousands of ER visits each year.
1:37 | 10/15/15

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A health alert about a popular vitamins and dietary supplements. A new study finds they are responsible for sending more than 20,000 people a year to the emergency room. Many of them children and young adults. ABC's Dr. Richard Besser is here and, rich, this is the first study of its kind. Tell us more about what it discovered. The first time anyone has taken a look to see, did there an issue with vitamins and supplements? The CDC and fda found on average 23,000 people every year to the er. 2100 people every year hospitalized from this and one in five are young kids getting into someone else's products that weren't for them but interestingly, a large group of the adults, one in four were young adults, 20 to 34, heart palpitations from vitamins, energy drinks and weight loss products and in the elderly difficulty swallowing from large pills. A lot are waking up and want to reach for their dietary supplement. How significant is this study and what advice dom go ING? This morning, Hillary Clinton may beeeli fng lkyuc ins L Vegas, but the political focus now back on the one person who 'twa osnnt THA debate stage, Joe Biden offinger praeis for his ll owfe democrats on weesdadny. I was proud of -- I thought they all didwell. Ep Rorter: But no hints about his political , even as Clinton's campaign packs on the pressure. I wespect Ro T Ve ic president, ink it's time for him Toake M the decision. Reporter: Clinton herself else, whether they're in or they're not in, ll hwieav Toake mte wvehar judgment is for them.

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