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Leveraging corporate social responsibility to improve consumer safety of dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building



Leveraging corporate social responsibility to improve consumer safety of dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building



Translational Behavioral Medicine 7(1): 92-97



The potential dangers associated with dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building are well documented and increasingly garnering the attention of the media, public, and government leaders. Public health professionals have an opportunity to improve population health in the context of dietary supplement use by translating scientific evidence into action. In this commentary, we discuss the potential to motivate corporate social responsibility (CSR) among manufacturers and retailers of dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building. We examine levers available to public health professionals for generating voluntary corporate self-regulation by reviewing examples from successful CSR initiatives in other domains of public health and offering recommendations highlighting effective advocacy strategies. We encourage public health professionals to use one or multiple advocacy strategies to improve consumer protections for dietary supplements sold for weight loss and muscle building.

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DOI: 10.1007/s13142-016-0434-4


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