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Medicine: Protein Supplements #350684

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reality Check story introduced.

(Studio: Bob Arnot) The protein supplements part of the health food industry examined; scenes shown. [Professor Carolyn ROITER - talks about taking amino acids.] [MIT Dr. Richard WURTMAN - worries about the dangers.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban of L-Tryptophan in 1989 recalled. [National Organization for Rare Disorders Abbey MEYERS - comments.] [Mother of boy needing L-Carnitine, Aimee WYNEGAR - cites her son's dependence on an amino acid.] Duke University study of L-Carnitine supplements noted. [Bodybuilder Lee HANEY - defends supplements.] [New York City department of consumer affairs Richard SCHRADER - cites fraud.] [FDA's Mike TAYLOR - says the companies must defend amino acids safety.] [Vitamin industry spokesperson J.B. CORDARO - responds.] Upcoming showdown in Congress over the move to regulate amino acids, vitamins and herbs noted. The four most dangerous amino acids and the Herb Research Foundation 800 number and address listed.

Reporter(s):
Arnot, Bob;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:20

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