September 3, 2014

A diet by any other name is just as effective, according to a study in the Sept. 3 issue of JAMA.

September 3, 2014

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet, Atkins Nutritionals announced Tuesday.

June 26, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced that it has launched its new weight-loss diet aid Chews 2 Lose Appetite Suppressant Gum and has signed a distribution agreement with Windmill Health Products.

June 18, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association serving the dietary supplement industry, testified during a Senate hearing in an effort to demonstrate the industry's commitment to combat deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.

May 27, 2014

Solara Labs on Tuesday announced the launch of its BariMelts line of dietary supplements produced for bariatric surgery patients.

May 2, 2014

MyFitnessPal on Thursday published its first user data study, uncovering a new trend in which people share health-related goals, activities and personal health content with their friends, colleagues and relatives, online and off.

March 19, 2014

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program recommended Progenum International modify or discontinue certain claims for Zvelt, its weight-loss patch.

January 9, 2014

Anyone following the Kardashians would know what’s old is new again.

January 9, 2014

Television personality Dr. Oz may have become the Oprah of the diet-aid category with a recommendation made on one of his programs that users try raspberry ketone for weight loss.

January 9, 2014

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, leading up to January 2013, 45% of Americans made a New Year’s resolution.

January 8, 2014

Older patients at high risk for heart disease who follow a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil do not need to restrict calories, increase exercise or lose weight to prevent diabetes, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine that was released Monday.

January 7, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission announced a law enforcement initiative stopping national marketers that used deceptive advertising claims to peddle fad weight-loss products, from food additives and skin cream to dietary supplements.

January 7, 2014

U.S. News & World Report released its Best Diets 2014, featuring rankings and information on 32 diet plans.

December 12, 2013

The National Advertising Division referred advertising claims made by Bremmen Clinical, for its Vysera-CLS weight-loss supplement, to the Federal Trade Commission for further review.

December 5, 2013

As many as 71% of respondents with diabetes or a family history of diabetes reported they would be interested in weight-loss programs geared toward their condition, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes.

December 3, 2013

RediClinic, a Texas-based operator of care clinics based in H-E-B grocery stores, on Tuesday announced the newest version of Weigh Forward, its weight and lifestyle management program, which is being dubbed Weigh Forward 2.0.

October 16, 2013

Patients taking a drug used for weight loss were able to reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

September 19, 2013

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds.

September 12, 2013

Drug maker Eisai has launched a new support and savings program for patients using a weight-loss drug that it makes.

August 8, 2013

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

July 15, 2013

MinuteClinic has created a weight-loss program that incorporates what has been ranked as one of the top diets in the country.

July 12, 2013

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.

June 27, 2013

When GNC Holdings challenged its corporate employees in March to transform their eating, exercise and lifestyle habits for long-term healthy weight management via GNC’s new Total Lean Corporate Challenge, 146 team members took the challenge — and lost a total of more than 700 pounds in the 12-week health and fitness contest.

March 22, 2013

A drug made by Novo Nordisk for Type 2 diabetes produced a 6% loss of weight in a trial of the drug in obese patients, the company said.