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Diet & Fitness

Red Flag: Bogus Weight Loss Claims
Brochure [PDF]

Report on Deception in Weight-Loss Advertising Workshop: Seizing Opportunities and Building Partnerships to Stop Weight-Loss Fraud
(December 2003)
[PDF]

Press Release:
FTC Releases Guidance to Media on False Weight-Loss Claims
Staff Report on Weight-Loss Advertising Workshop Made Available

Deception in Weight-Loss Advertising Workshop
November 19, 2002

Press Release:
FTC Announces Public Workshop to Discuss the Advertising of Weight-Loss Products

Report on Weight-Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends
[PDF]

Press Release:
FTC Releases Report on Weight-Loss Advertising
FTC to Hold Weight-Loss Advertising Workshop in November

Screening Advertisements: A Guide for the Media
Fraudulent ads cost publishers and broadcasters, legitimate advertisers and direct marketers, and consumers millions of dollars each year. Government agencies and self-regulatory groups can step in once the law has been violated, but only the media can stop false ads before they’re disseminated.
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