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by Diane Lofshult on May 01, 2002

Industry Watch

. . . a new investigation—spearheaded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—that questions the safety of kava, an herbal sedative taken to relieve anxiety, stress and insomnia (Kava is now barred in some European countries and considered a prescription drug in other nations.)

. . . a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that warns that tanning lamps can double the risk of some common cancers and suggests that minors should not be allowed in tanning salons

. . . K Sensual, a new chocolate supplement fortified with Chinese herbs said to have aphrodisiac properties

IDEA Health Fitness Source, Volume 2003, Issue 5

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Diane Lofshult

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Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach, California. Reach her at