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FTC warns about a potential weight loss pill scam

Posted: 4:23 AM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 05:23:49-04

As more people are settling their fitness goals ahead of the holidays, experts want to warn you about some new potential scams.

We've all seen the lose 30 pounds in 30 days advertisements. Now the Federal Trade Commission has a new warning asking you to be leery of the products you take to lose weight.

The FTC has investigated, sued, and stopped many companies that made false weight-loss claims in their ads. One company was LeanSpa, which used fake websites and false news reports to promote their products.

There are some ways for you to avoid being a victim of these scams.
No product will let you eat all the food you want and still lose weight. Permanent weight loss requires lifestyle changes. So don't trust any product that promises once-and-for-all results.

Even if you see ads for FDA-approved fat-absorption blockers or appetite suppressants, there’s no one-size-fits-all product guaranteed to work for everyone. In recent years, the FDA has discovered hundreds of dietary supplements containing potentially harmful drugs or other chemicals not listed on the product label.

Remember, doctors, say there's no magic way to lose weight without a sensible diet and regular exercise.
If you have any concerns about supplements, you may be taking visit FTC.gov/weightloss.