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Product review

Herbs, vitamins may come with hidden hazards

Consumer Reports recently identified hazards that might surprise the large swath of American adults — more than 50 percent — who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.

The list of hazards was distilled from interviews with specialists, published research, and an analysis of reports of serious, adverse events submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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