Tainted Weight Loss Products
The weekly public weigh-ins became one of the few scheduled opportunities for reporters to ask questions of the mayor. At his final weigh-in in June, ending a month earlier than originally planned, Ford had lost 17 pounds. I could’a done better, Ford said at the time. The scale now sits in the corner of the reception area for the mayor’s office, next to a wall with a framed football jersey.
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FDA has identified an emerging trend where over-the-counter products, frequently represented as dietary supplements, contain hidden active ingredients that could be harmful. Consumers may unknowingly take products laced with varying quantities of approved prescription drug ingredients, controlled substances, and untested and unstudied pharmaceutically active ingredients. These deceptive products can harm you! Hidden ingredients are increasingly becoming a problem in products promoted for weight loss. Remember, FDA cannot test all products on the market that contain potentially harmful hidden ingredients. Enforcement actions and consumer advisories for tainted products only cover a small fraction of the tainted over-the-counter products on the market.
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Texting Your Way to Weight Loss
The text messages focused on tracking personalized goals, such as avoiding sugary drinks or walking 10,000 steps a day. Messages also provided brief feedback and tips. Every morning, the women received a text from an automated system that said, “Please text yesterday’s # of steps you walked, # of sugary drinks and if you ate fast food.” Based on the women’s responses to the text message, the system sent another text with personalized feedback and a tip. After six months, the women who used daily texting lost an average of nearly 3 pounds, while another group of women who used traditional methods to keep food and exercise diaries gained an average of 2.5 pounds, according to the study, which was published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
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