Weight loss and brain supplements may cause miscarriages, FDA warns – New York Post

Weight loss and brain supplements may cause miscarriages, FDA warns  New York Post

An ingredient commonly found in weight loss and brain-boosting supplements may cause miscarriages and issues with fetal development, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recent studies show that taking vinpoecetine — in levels equivalent to human dosages — lead to decreased baby weight and an increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant animals. “These findings are particularly concerning since products containing vinpocetine are widely available for use by women of childbearing age,” says the FDA in a statement. “That’s why today we’re advising pregnant women and women who …

Brought to you by Google News. Read the rest of the article here.