Warning leads to recall of Hydroxycut diet aidsConsumers were recently warned by the Federal drug regulators to stop making the use of the Hydroxycut line of weight loss products, citing reports of a death due to liver failure and other instances of serious health problems.

In all, the FDA said it had received 23 reports of significant adverse health effects such as heart problems, muscle damage, and kidney damage in people using Hydroxycut.

Dr. Linda Katz, interim chief medical officer of the agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said part of the problem is the fact that FDA looks at dietary supplements from a postmarket perspective and a single incident is often difficult to follow.