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Dietary supplements send more than 23,000 people to the ER each year
Washington Post

Multivitamins, diet pills and energy boosters may not be the harmless substances you think they are.

In the first study of its kind, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers estimated that 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year suffering from heart palpitations, chest pain, choking or other problems after ingesting dietary supplements. Most of those patients were young adults, children or the elderly.

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