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Heart suffers from diet pill

Cardiovascular conditions such as atherosclerosis, hypertension and heart disease, and glucose intolerance are exacerbated by a constituent of diet pills called ephedra. It is believed to influence heart rate and blood pressure increases, and disrupt glucose and potassium levels in the blood, leading to increased risk of heart attack.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by My DNA

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About: Heart suffers from diet pill

Date: 13 July 2005

Source: My DNA

URL: http://www.mydna.com/health/heart/news/resources/news/200507/news_20050713_eph.html

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