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Tags: weight loss

1 5/10/2016

‘Eat this carb and you won’t gain weight’–TIME story leaves readers hungry

1 3/17/2016

Fox News story on gastric balloon: more superficial news that reads like paid content


“Just add water” for student weight loss? Strong CBS report missed on costs and study limitations


Have better diets “saved more than one million people from dying”?

5 10/30/2015

Is sugar “definitely toxic”?


Should you track your fat with a whole-body scan? Many experts would say no, but WSJ coverage lacked a critical voice


Solid reporting, but broader ethical/medical questions not addressed

4 1/19/2015

FDA approves a device for weight loss


The Berry Essence of Fat Burning?


Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says