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Tags: weight loss


Implantable device ‘aids weight loss’? Let’s wait for the evidence


Recap of mental imagery for weight loss study makes readers fill in the blanks

1 11/28/2017

Preliminary research shows cinnamon not yet ready as a weight loss aid


‘In mice’ missing from headline touting black tea weight loss benefits


Two-week study doesn’t move the dial beyond what is already known about hot pepper extract and metabolism


Blood tests help diabetes patients lose weight? Show the data.

2 6/14/2017

Announcement touting vegetarian diet for fat loss doesn’t say volunteers also exercised


Seaweed touted as solution to making junk food healthier — but wild claims not backed up


NIH release on brain stimulation for obesity: Too brief, too little impact, too early


Oatmeal for breakfast might mean a lighter lunch, says Quaker Oats — but how about some numbers to back it up?