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Your Health: 4-16-13 FDA warning

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There's a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration. 

It's over an ingredient commonly found in dietary supplements.

The stimulant is known as DMAA or Dimethylamylamine is promoted as a natural way to enhance athletic-performance and speed up weight loss.

The agency says DMAA can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest tightening, cardiovascular problems and even heart attacks.

The FDA has received reports of illnesses and deaths associated with DMAA.

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