Position Statement on Commercial Weight-Loss Promotions

National Council Against Health Fraud (1987)

The National Council Against Health Fraud disparages commercial weight-loss or control programs that:

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NCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Its positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law. It advocates: (a) adequate disclosure in labeling and other warranties to enable consumers to make truly informed choices; (b) premarketing proof of safety and effectiveness for products and services claimed to prevent, alleviate, or cure any health problem; and, (c) accountability for those who violate the law.

This page was posted on November 23, 2004.

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