weight loss

This Feb. 4, 2014 photo released by NBC shows Rachel Frederickson on the finale of "The Biggest Loser," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)

Social media erupt over ‘Biggest Loser’ winner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of “The Biggest Loser,” after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn’t focused on her $250,000 win — but rather […]

02/05/2014

Measuring a waistline. (AP Photo)

FTC settles with companies behind bogus weight loss fads

(AP) – The Federal Trade Commission announced $34 million in settlements Tuesday with four companies that used deceptive advertising to sell unproven weight loss products. Here’s a look at the companies and the terms of […]

01/07/2014

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FDA: Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

Lab is recalling diet pills linked to liver damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A diet pill is being recalled because of links to liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration says USPlabs of Dallas is recalling OxyElite Pro products thought to have impurities. The dietary […]

11/10/2013

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Octavia Spencer and Sensa embroiled in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A weight loss company wants a judge to dismiss half the claims in a lawsuit by Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, who alleges the company is blaming her for an unsuccessful advertising […]

10/14/2013

This Feb. 5, 1930, photo shows former President and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft in his judicial robes. History buffs know Taft is the only president-turned-Supreme Court chief justice, but he's also remembered as the president whose weight, at times well over 300 pounds, made headlines. (AP Photo/Files)

Portly Taft helped usher in modern obesity care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Way before Weight Watchers or “The Biggest Loser,” a president known for his girth was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity. Got a nagging doctor? The 27th president, […]

10/14/2013

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. (AP Photo/Elizabethe Holland, Washington University School of Medicine)

The right bacteria might help fight obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against […]

09/05/2013

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Company recalls weight loss supplements

  MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida company is voluntarily recalling weight loss supplements called “JaDera” and “Xiyouji Qingzhi.” Florida Dolphin Intertrade Corp. announced Friday that these products have been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, […]

06/14/2013

Lizanne Falsetto

Lizanne Falsetto on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with model, athlete, businesswoman, and mompreneur Lizanne Falsetto. From a one woman operation to a firm with over 20 employees, she has successfully grown her healthy snack and and weight-management protein bars, thinkThin® into a multi-million dollar company.

06/12/2013

Belviq, prescription drug for long-term weight loss for obese adults, from Arena Pharmaceuticals. (Food and Drug Administration / AP Photo)

Weight loss drug Belviq gets overdue US launch

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Arena Pharmaceuticals says its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after the drug was officially approved by federal regulators. The Food […]

06/08/2013

Todd DeMann

Todd DeMann on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Todd DeMann, the founder and CEO of Freshology, a food delivery service, whose meals are designed for the purpose of weight loss and healthy living. Fans of Freshology include Sofia Vergara, Hilary Duff, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Williams, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

05/28/2013

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Mom’s obesity surgery may help break cycle in kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children’s genes […]

05/27/2013

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