The Week in Review: April 13 – April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 News Recap: Green tea supplements may cause liver damage, warns EU watchdog. Green tea extracts may cause liver damage, the EU food safety watchdog today announced. Taking more than 800mg of green tea catechins each day may pose health concerns, according to the body's review. Officials were unable to confirm a safe dose. Race May Affect Ability to Achieve SVR in Hepatitis C.  After being treated with direct-acting antiviral...

Green tea supplements may cause liver damage, warns EU watchdog

Green tea extracts may cause liver damage, the EU food safety watchdog today announced. The European Food Safety Authority assessed the safety of green tea supplements from dietary sources. Taking more than 800mg of green tea catechins each day may pose health concerns, according to the body's review. Officials were unable to confirm a safe dose. The watchdog today called for further scientific trials into the effect of green tea catechins and for labe

Liver Damage From Supplements Is on the Rise

Green-tea extract and bodybuilding pills pose a particular risk, study finds You’ve probably heard that too much alcohol or excessive amounts of certain medications can damage your liver, an organ that helps your body extract the nutrients it needs from food and eliminate toxic substances from your blood. But a new review suggests that many herbal remedies and dietary supplements can also harm the liver, including some that you can easily buy onl