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Lachlan Foote, 21, dies after drinking protein shake containing enough ’caffeine for FIFTY coffees’

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Lachlan Foote, 21, was set to celebrate his 22nd birthday the following day but instead his family were grieving their son’s death.

His body was found on the bathroom floor of the family’s home in Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia after he downed the muscle building drink.

But they have only just discovered the cause of death, and are sharing the heartbreaking story in the hope of “saving someone else’s life”.… Continue Reading...

Younger Guys ‘Bulking Up’ May Face Dangers of Disordered Eating

Young adults who see themselves as scrawny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California- San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

These behaviors include one or more of the following: eating more or differently to gain weight or bulk up and/or using dietary supplements or anabolic steroids to achieve the same goal.… Continue Reading...

Braves host kids as part of PLAY Campaign

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ATLANTA — Catching coach Sal Fasano and bullpen coach Marty Reed were among the members of the Braves’ organization who welcomed nearly 100 kids to SunTrust Park Tuesday afternoon to participate in the National PLAY Campaign.

“I think there are a lot of good and bad ways these kids can be influenced,” Fasano said.… Continue Reading...

Federal officials seize adulterated dietary supplements from Life Rising Corporation due to poor manufacturing practices

For Immediate Release:  June 14, 2019

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized more than 300,000 containers of dietary supplements, including tablets, capsules, and teas from Life Rising Corporation. The seized goods, which were held by Life Rising or manufactured in the company’s facility located in Willowbrook, Ill., consisted of more than 500 products bearing brand names Life Rising, Holicare, or HopeStream, and are valued at approximately $3.5 million.… Continue Reading...

Energy Drinks: Another Tragedy

I wanted to share my husband’s story, Darryl Lefler.

He would drink 2-3 energy drinks daily. One day he began seeing double vision and his eyes were not tracking correctly. Then he started having small seizures every 3-4 minutes to where he could not talk and would lose movement in his right side.… Continue Reading...

Energy drinks may have unintended health risks

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(CNN)  Energy drinks may promise a boost, but experts are increasingly concerned that their cocktails of ingredients could have unintended health risks.

A study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that caffeinated energy drinks altered the heart’s electrical activity and raised blood pressure.
The extent of these electrical changes — which signal the heart’s chambers squeezing and relaxing — is “generally considered mild,” according to study author Sachin Shah, a professor of pharmacy at the Thomas J.… Continue Reading...

Harmful effects of energy drinks – it’s not the caffeine

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(Reuters Health) – Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study.

There are more than 500 energy drink products on the market, and their increased popularity is matched by a significant rise in energy drink-associated emergency department visits and deaths.… Continue Reading...

Case report: The long‐term effects of anabolic steroids on the female voice over a 20‐year period

Key Clinical Message

Anabolic steroids and androgenic steroids (AAS) can have long‐term effects on the female voice. These changes are clinically relevant since they are difficult to treat and therefore should be disclosed to patients using AAS or receiving androgenic steroid therapy.

 

1 INTRODUCTION

A 27‐year‐old female bodybuilder presented with an androgenized voice (F0 = 110 Hz) after 6 weeks of androgenic anabolic steroid.

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In Apparent First, CVS Launches Program To Test All Its Vitamins And Supplements

Rhode Island-based retail pharmacy giant CVS is launching a program to require testing of all the vitamins and supplements it sells, aiming to make sure — and assure customers — that they contain what they say they do.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any national retailer is requiring all vitamins and supplements to undergo third-party testing, in order to be sold on our shelves,” says CVS Senior Vice President George Coleman.… Continue Reading...

Blackmon advocates to keep game clean

PHILADELPHIA — Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is passionate about his role on the MLB Advisory Board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which advocates against the use of appearance- and performance-enhancing substances among America’s youth.

“I’m very thankful to play, in my opinion, the greatest game in the world at the highest level,” Blackmon said.… Continue Reading...