Diet Pills: Tremendous Temptation, Huge Frauds


by Dana Scripca

False campaigns

More than 50 percent of Americans and Canadians are overweight or obese. More than a half the advertising campaigns for diet pills and dietary supplements are intentionally false or fail to reveal the truth, according to the FTC. This enormous proportion reveals the dimensions of this money-generating industry. Consumers in North America spend more than $35 billion each year on weight-loss products.

The FDA investigated 300 weight-loss ads from the radio, television, the Internet, magazines, newspapers, e-mail and direct mail. The FDA report concluded that some ads promised significant results without surgery, diet or exercise. Other companies claimed that taking their product would be enough for a quick weight loss. There was no need to eat less or diet. Just take pills.

Fraudulent schemes

The main frauds:

  1. Manufacturers promise that their pills will deliver spectacular results, without any effort or exercise. Diet pills are presented as miracles. Just a few mention the FDA-approved diet pill.
  2. They fail to admit completely and honestly the risks and side effects.

Many scams have been revealed so far. Here are a few examples:



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Dana Scripca writes for http://www.dietpillscentral.com where you can find more information about diet pills at http://www.dietpillscentral.com/learn/




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