As the brand name suggests, none too subtly, SlimFast is a brand you tend to think of when you want to lose weight, fast. But in a food culture where ‘wellness’ is in, ‘dieting’ is out, and even the word ‘slimming’ can make you sound like an ‘80s throwback,...
Despite a significant uptick in the percentage of Americans following a particular diet or eating pattern - from 'clean eating' to 'mindful eating' - to improve their wellbeing, fewer weigh the healthfulness of the ingredients or products...
New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier – including cutting back on sugar and alcohol or adopting a new diet – are back in 2022 after many Americans took a hiatus from them last year as they navigated pandemic-related stress, according to new research...
Known as a source of healthy fats and protein, mixed tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) may also be an effective weight management tool, finds a new study published by UCLA researchers.
Touted as an effective weight loss regimen, the keto diet has gone from niche to mainstream, with CPG products clamoring to align themselves with the trend. But are its immediate results outweighed by longer-term negative effects?
The long-raging debate over whether cutting carbs or cutting fat is a better way lose weight is a false dichotomy, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found successfully shedding pounds is less about...
Can a boiled sweet stop you from overeating? While at first glance any product marketed as a ‘signaling lozenge’ sounds distinctly dubious, the entrepreneur behind MealEnders does not try to blind consumers with science - or pseudoscience - when he makes...
While 28% (66 million) of American adults are trying to lose weight, and a further 14% (32 million) are trying to maintain their weight, they are losing interest in strict diet plans, calorie-counting and ‘diet’ foods, says a new report from Packaged...
Much more than just a single category, the weight loss market is striated into multiple segments based on consumers’ varying attitudes, behaviors and motivations, according to a study by consumer products consulting firm Abunda.
Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing. The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.
Special diet foods and products are not as effective for weight loss in obese individuals as heeding common advice to eat less and exercise more, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The US weight loss products industry is expected to grow 4.5% in 2012 to $65bn, as an increasingly overweight population looks to shift some of the extra pounds gained through recession comfort eating, according to market research organization Marketdata...
Taxing sodas and other sweetened beverages could trigger a small amount of weight loss and could also raise revenues to pay for other anti-obesity measures, claims a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Developing the habit of reading nutritional information on food packages can significantly help with weight loss whether or not someone exercises, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
Fad diets that focus on protein, fat or carbohydrate content are all the same when it comes to losing weight as a reduced-calorie diet can be successful no matter what macronutrients it is made up of, a new study has concluded.
In response to a recent BMJ editorial claiming that only drugs are effective for weight loss, members of the global food and supplements industries have defended the efficacy of their products, calling the article the “latest misinformed campaign”.
GlaxoSmithKline's petition to the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to ban dietary supplements from making weight loss claims,
has opened a cupboard and only the deluded would deny the presence
of one or two skeletons rattling...
NutraIngredients-USA examines the enforcement strategy of the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its efforts to ensure that the
marketing claims made by food and dietary supplement manufacturers
are accurate and substantiated.
Sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet with some limits of calories
has long-term benefits on body weight and blood sugar levels, says
a new study from Sweden, but a leading diabetes charity advises
against following such a diet.
Taking a daily chitosan supplement had little effect on weight loss
in a new study on obese volunteers, a finding that challenges
previous research showing that the fibre could help people lose
Glanbia Nutritional Products is hoping to build on growing consumer
awareness of the link between dairy foods and weight loss, with a
new ingredient specifically designed to add the beneficial
components of milk products to other...
A fat hormone that causes weight loss could open up new routes to
tackling the rising tide of obesity currently affecting 200 million
people worldwide, say researchers in the US, following
investigations into the hormone adiponectin.