FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussions

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence, and in a consumer alert issued Monday it urged users to beware.

Additionally, the FDA says some companies have marketed these products to military service members and veterans who have sustained combat-related traumatic brain injuries. The U.S. Department of Defense was among the first to raise concerns.

The warning comes as school is starting up again many student athletes are getting back into competitive sports that can lead to concussion and other serious injuries. The risk for head trauma from contact sports, such as football and wrestling, has provided another marketing opportunity for companies to make false claims that certain dietary supplements can help cure or prevent…

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