Ephedra was not the cause in this case but still got a mention. This was on Golf Digest site today, not nice but an interesting way to report it.
No ephedra found in supplement taken by Beighle
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (March 14) – The PGA Tour caddie who collapsed during the first round of the Honda Classic will spend a second night in the hospital.
David Beighle, caddie for Neal Lancaster, dropped to the ground Thursday while walking from the 18th green to the No. 1 tee.
Lancaster said the 6-foot, 260-pound Beighle had been taking a diet supplement. But Lancaster said Beighle told him the supplement did not contain ephedra, which was partly to blame for the heatstroke death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler last month.
“The doctor said the diet pill had no effect on him,” Lancaster said Friday. “He said it was a balance of diet, dehydration and bad foods. It’s a combination of the fast life of the PGA Tour for 14 years. That’s basically what got him. … It was a bad diet, too much alcohol, too much food, bad food and 47 years old. He actually had a little mini-stroke.”