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Ephedra supplement may have contributed to sportsman's death

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:464
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A baseball player known to have been taking ephedra, a controversial dietary supplement associated with a higher risk of adverse reactions than other herbal preparations, has died in Florida after a training workout.

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, 23, died of heatstroke last week …

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