Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

April 26, 2015 1:00 PM

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SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products' labels state they're for adult use only, researchers report.

Despite the labeling, it's legal for minors to buy these over-the-counter products in 49 states. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teens younger than 18 should not use the supplements, which are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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