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Weak regulations threaten the safety of consumers of harmful weight-loss supplements (WLS) globally: results from a pilot global policy scan of weight-loss supplement regulation

  • At: Seville (Spain) (2022)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: RSC-010
  • By: RAFFOUL, Amanda ()
  • Co-author(s): Mr Funmbi Okoya
    Ms Monique Santoso, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
    Dr Amanda Raffoul, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
    Mrs Maya Atallah, Department of Rehabilitation & Sport Sciences
    Dr. Austin Bryn, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Abstract:

    Background: Over 80 percent of the world’s population uses dietary supplements and herbal medicines. Prior research has observed that policies relating to the regulation of dietary supplements vary markedly across countries, even among countries that are similar culturally, legally, and economically. Weak regulation has led to the growth of the..

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