Saturday, 1 August 2009

Spanish Ministry investigating Herbalife for possible links to liver problems

The Ministry for Health is investigating possible links between the dietary products and liver toxicity The Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs has published a report recently which looks at an investigation started to try and establish the cause of nine cases of hepatic poisoning which were registered between 2003 and 2007 and possibly linked to the use of products from Herbalife Internacional EspaƱa S.L.
Similar cases have been reported from other EU countries and in Iceland, Switzerland and Israel, totaling 37 in number. The dietary products for weight loss and well being are well known around the world thanks to the dubious selling techniques of the company.
Today’s statement from the Spanish Ministry of Health says that proving any link between using these products and the cases is not easy to establish, although in some of the examples it seems a the link is more likely. As the products are sold directly to the home in most cases, the Health Ministry suggests that any person who thinks a product may be causing them any prejudicial effect, to contact a doctor and the health authorities.
The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products has already sent out these and other recommendations to pharmacists and doctors across the country.
More information from the Ministry of Health helpline 901 400 100 or in Spanish at

1 comment:

Donna said...

I live in the US and I have been using Herbalife since May 2009. My liver function tests increased 10 times the normal levels in just 2 months. I have now been advised to STOP the Herbalife products and have lab tests repeated in 30 days. BEWARE of these products. I was fortunate that my doctor caught the problem before any permanent damage could be done.