According to the most recent data from the Federal Trade Commission, roughly 15% of weight loss ads contain false claims or false information. Already this year, the FTC has fined three companies about $34 million over deceptive advertising claims. Among the cited companies is the marketer of Sensa, a product that consumers sprinkled on their food to help them lose weight, which will pay $26.5 million to settle charges of false-advertising because, according to the FTC, the company deceived consumers with unfounded weight loss claims and misleading endorsements. ( Sensa says that the settlement includes no admission of wrongful conduct.) There is little evidence that pills and supplements can help you lose a lot of weight, says Mary Engle, the director of the advertising practices division at the FTC. Whats more, some of the biggest players in the industry have accused each other of deception.
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Garcinia Cambogia: ‘Miracle’ Weight Loss Cure Could http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html Be Dangerous Scam
In fact, a 2005 study from the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology pure garcinia cambogia found some dangerous results. Researchers tested a high dose of garcinia cambogia extract on obese male rats. The good news? The rats lost weight! The bad news?
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‘More than 2m need weight loss op’
But they said more investment may be necessary to meet a growing need for the procedures. According to NHS guidelines, weight loss surgery may be offered to those whose morbid obesity could kill them, or to people who are morbidly obese and who have a serious condition such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure that could be improved if they lost weight. The study found that those meeting the criteria for bariatric surgery were more likely to be women, retired with lower educational qualifications and of lower socio-economic status. It said: “Recent hospital episode statistic data show surgery rates from 2003/4 to 2009/10 have risen year on year in England; with rates highest in women and those aged 40-54 years. “However, service delivery rates still fall significantly below the level needed to support all those who could potentially benefit.” Several factors contributed to surgery rates being so low, the study found.
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