dietary supplements

A pill that makes your brain 15 years younger? Forget about it.

With aging, stress and being just plain busy, you might sometimes feel like you’re forgetting more things than you used to. So when an ad suggests a pill can reverse 10 to 15 years of memory loss, you might be tempted to buy it.

You may want to rethink that — even if the ad includes supposed backing by scientists, statistics and satisfied customers. Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

Attorney General Lynch shares Justice Department’s efforts to protect consumers from unsafe dietary supplements

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch highlighted the potential risks posed to consumers by dietary supplements.  Her video statement builds upon a nationwide, dietary supplement sweep announced in November 2015 by the Department of Justice and its federal partners. Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

Does that weight loss product contain unsafe ingredients?

Look at the label on a bottle of diet pills or another weight loss product. What ingredients do you see? Unfortunately, you might not be seeing the whole picture. Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

Have you taken a dietary supplement? Read this.

There are lots of reasons you might take a dietary supplement — to feel healthy, to feel younger, to manage pain, or just to get more nutrients. But while some supplements have proven benefits, some may not work the way their ads claim, and others might be downright dangerous for your health. Yes, even the ones that claim to be “all-natural.” Continue Reading >

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Health & Safety

Update: C-SPAN-2 to Broadcast Consumer Protection Summit in Washington

If you are in Washington D.C. on March 8, you’re invited to attend a Consumer Protection Summit presented by the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s Consumer Protection Working Group.

THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE LIVE ON C-SPAN 2.

The Summit will expose some of the most egregious activities committed by fraudsters today, provide information on how consumers can protect themselves, and share what the Consumer Protection Working Group is doing to combat fraud in these areas.

Some of the dangers that will be discussed include: Continue Reading >

Weight loss double-talk

Many people would give just about anything to eat like a Sumo wrestler, yet have the body of a tennis pro. And, unfortunately, many people have — given their money, that is — for pills and products falsely promising significant weight loss with little or no effort. Continue Reading >

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