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Herbal Product Linked to Cancer

Science  16 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5473, pp. 1946
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5473.1946a

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A Chinese herb that damaged the kidneys of dozens of Belgian dieters in the 1990s appears to pack a vicious second punch--cancer and precancerous lesions, according to a report in the 8 June issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. These findings draw one of the strongest links yet between use of a herbal product and cancer and, critics argue, serve as a grim warning that dietary supplements need more regulation.

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