STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
New Warnings Issued: Chinese Tea Ingredient - Surgical Sedative Droperidol - Anemia Drug Eprex (Procit) - and Weight Loss Supplement Lipokinetix
January 13, 2002
subChinese Tea Ingredient Causes Kidney Cancer, Researchers Warnendsub
photo-3 icAendic group of researchers who were the first to discover a link between Chinese herbal weight loss remedy and kidney failure has now determined that the supplement may be to blame for one subject's development of kidney cancer.
In an article published recently in the Lancet, the group re-emphasized its warning about the herbal extract, aristolochia fangchi, and its ability to do severe damage to human kidneys if taken regularly.
"Our findings highlight the carcinogenic potential of aristolochic acid in human beings and the need for vigilance to ensure ...