Review: Little evidence supports the efficacy of major commercial and organized self-help weight loss programs
- A study of university students and pharmacists' perspectives on weight management. Luevorasirikul, K.; Boardman, H. F.; Anderson, C. W. // International Journal of Health Promotion & Education;2010, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p42
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate university students and pharmacists attitudes towards weight control products. Method: Semi-structured interviews with twenty university students and eight community pharmacists in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. Results: Young adults...
- DIET BUSTERS. // NW;11/2/2009, Vol. 17 Issue 44, p81
The article evaluates the Bodytrim weight loss system in Australia.
- Does the body mass index get more attention than it deserves? Silversides, Ann // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/99, Vol. 161 Issue 1, p72
Discusses issues related to fat, dieting and the body mass index (BMI) presented at a conference sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, and Sheena's Place. Questions surrounding the value of the BMI; Health risks of high...
- A natural fiber complex reduces body weight in the overweight and obese: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Grube, Barbara; Chong, Pee-Win; Lau, Kai-Zhia; Orzechowski, Hans-Dieter // Obesity (19307381);Jan2013, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p58
Objective: A proprietary natural fiber complex (Litramine IQP G-002AS) derived from Opuntia ficus-indica, and standardized on lipophilic activity, was previously shown in preclinical and human studies to reduce dietary fat absorption through gastrointestinal (GI) fat binding. Here, we...
- Calif. School Workers Compete to Lose Weight. Jacobson, Linda // Education Week;3/9/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 26, p5
This article reports that 200 teachers, administrators, and other school employees working in San Diego County, California, have accepted a challenge to achieve personal weight-loss goals over the next year. Employees from 11 districts in the county are taking part in this first phase of the...
- orlistat. // Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 10th edition;2007, p891
This article presents information on the drug orlistat. It is sold under the brand Xenical. The drug is therapeutically classified as weight control agent and is pharmacologically classified as lipase inhibitor. It is used for obesity management in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet in...
- First Qnexa Phase III Trial Hits Endpoints. // Bioworld Week;12/15/2008, Vol. 16 Issue 50, p4
The article reports on the result of the first of three Phase III trials of Vivus Inc.'s obesity drug Qnexa. It demonstrates an average weight loss of 9.2% at a full-dose and 8.5 % at the mid-dose in comparison to the 1.7% for the placebo group. Results also show that Qnexa may fare better than...
- Herbals, anti-cellulite cream top 1994 Slim Chance Awards. // Obesity & Health;Jan/Feb94, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p6
Comments on some of the winners of the Slim Chance Awards for `worst' weight loss products of 1993. How herbals like Dr. Clayton's Natural Program for Weight Control evade federal regulation for safety; Revlon's Ultima II ProCollagen Anti-cellulite body complex; More.
- 1998 Slim Chance Awards. Berg, Frances M. // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb98, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p14
Describes several weight loss products slated to be announced at the 1998 Slim Chance Awards. Lifestyle Fascination's dehydroepiandrosterone cream gel; Botanic Gardens' Herbal Cleansing and Detox Program; Phena-Drene/MD pill; Health Direct's Elysee Body Toner Belt.