Chicago Doctor’s Research Fails Federal Smell Test

Weight management market and Sensa annual sales

It is a critical flaw because “we know that placebo weight-loss pills do indeed lead to weight loss,” said obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University garcinia cambogia reviews before and after of Ottawa. In addition, the subjects’ diet and exercise were not monitored and they self-reported their weight. A 2004 follow-up study of 2,437 volunteers, which concluded that 1,436 volunteers had an average loss of 30.5 pounds in six months, had the same problems, according to the FTC. Hirsch also did not include an additional 1,001 http://online.wsj.com/article/HUG1754472.html study participants in the final results.
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Should Your Employer Recommend Weight-Loss Drugs?

Its a more direct intervention than wellness programs that often involve health screenings and coaching but not recommendations for specific prescriptions. We want to give [employers] more tools for treating the root cause of the problem, says Ed Pezalla, Aetnas national medical director for pharmacy policy and strategy. Workers will get the new medications at preferred rates, with co-pays generally between $30 and $50, depending on the plan. The pilot program is available only to Aetna clients who are self-insuredthat is, the employer assumes the risk for employee medical costs and uses Aetna to administer its health plan. It began when the companies behind the new weight-loss meds, Eisai and Vivus, approached Aetna about a collaboration, Pezalla says.
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Diet sodas sabotage weight loss and make you eat more, says study

Dr. Oz says diet sodas ruin your metabolism and inhibit weight loss.

“If you consume artificial sweeteners, it makes the brain think you are less satiated or full, and as a result you eat more.” Dr. Bleich is an associate professor at the Bloomberg School health policy department at Johns Hopkins University. Bleich and her research team at Johns Hopkins analyzed the diets of participants in the 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The research indicated that while diet sodas did not promote excess eating in normal-weight individuals, overweight and obese diet-soda drinkers ate significantly more. Researchers say the reason for this is that our bodies constantly strive to keep our weight stable, so diet-soda drinkers may end up compensating for their no-calorie soda by eating more food.
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