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Mil Med. 2013 Sep;178(9):e1039-42. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00133.

Hydroxycut weight loss dietary supplements: a contributing factor in the development of exertional rhabdomyolysis in three U.S. Army soldiers.

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Department of Clinical Operations, Irwin Army Community Hospital, 600 Caisson Hill Road, Bldg. 610, Rm. 317, Fort Riley, KS 66442, USA.

Abstract

Exertional rhabdomyolysis is an enigmatic syndrome with multiple risk factors and a wide spectrum of clinical outcomes. Dietary supplements containing caffeine may potentiate the rhabdomyolysis cascade, and present an area of attainable prevention. Presented are three cases of soldiers using the weight loss supplement brand, Hydroxycut; patient education regarding caffeine and supplement safety may shield against morbidity and delayed soldier readiness associated with overcaffeination.

PMID:
24005555
DOI:
10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00133
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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