Study highlights dietary supplement dangers

There's a new concern about dietary supplements.

A new study shows the number of calls to poison control centers because of a supplement has skyrocketed.

Seventy-percent of those calls involve children under the age of 6 who have accidentally ingested a supplement.

Most did not suffer serious effects, but some supplements can lead to heart problems or kidney failure.

Most bottles are not childproof. They're also not strictly regulated by the FDA.
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