Find a variety of articles, brochures, and publications to help consumers and professionals alike find their way through the maze of weight and diet claims.
Evaluating Weight Control ProgramsConsumer Diet and Lifestyle Book Reviews
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Evaluate new diets with the help of these reviews written by dietitians.
Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program
DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.
Fact sheet to help consumer talk their health care professional about weight loss and get the best information before choosing a program.
Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really Know?
DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.
Weight Loss: Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads
Federal Trade Commission; Partnership for Healthy Weight Management.
American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society Clinical Practice Guideline
American Heart Association.
Should You Believe These Amazing Claims?
Federal Trade Commission.
Popular Diets: a Scientific Review - Executive Summary
North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Obesity Research.
2001 review by USDA, ARS, Western Human Nutrition Research Center. Full Report in PDF|209 KB.
Popular Diets: Correlation to Health, Nutrition, and Obesity
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
The Atkins Diet: Worthwhile or Worthless?
USDA. ARS. Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.