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A 33-year-old female asked:

If apple cider vinegar pills safe for children 7 years and up for weight loss?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
No proof of safety: Dietary supplements are marketed by manufacturers w/o any requirement by fda or other 3rd party to prove safety and/or effectiveness prior to marketing. In other words, companies are allowed to say whatever they want to convince you to buy their products. Check out 2 recent news articles: http://goo.Gl/bbmdcw (usa today) & http://goo.Gl/uilodl (fda via nbc) re lack of oversight & contamination.
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