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China to ban health food containing certain chemicals

7:15 AM MDT | June 24, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that 13 types of health food will be banned, since they have been found to contain chemicals including sibutramine, phenolphthalein, and metformin. According to Chinese laws and regulations, health food and medicines are differentiatedz—and chemicals are not allowed to be added to health food, the government says. Sibutramine can lead to high blood pressure, abnormal liver function, and other serious side effects, and the chemical has been banned in China since 2010, the government says. Regulatory bodies around the country are...

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