Preventing Weight Loss Scams: Weight loss centres need oversight and regulation

Original broadcast date: February 22, 2009

You have heard the advertisements ad nauseum. Promises of shedding weight made easy and safely. There are testimonials about the efficacy of the various weight-loss approaches and how it can change your life. It is a multibillion-dollar industry that according to two physicians authoring this week’s Canadian Medical Association Journal editorial needs oversight, regulation, and evidence to support the claims.

  • Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD CCFP Dip ABBM, Obesity Medicine, Medical Director, Bariatric Medical Institute

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