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Help for Choosing Weight Loss Products or Services from the Partnership for Healthy Weight Managment

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Do you need to lose weight? If so, you're not alone. More than half of American adults are overweight or obesem and more than on in three Americans are trying to lose weight.

Perhaps you're planning to try one of the many available weight loss products or services, but aren't sure which one is right for you. It's easy to feel lost in the maze of choices out there — each promising the best results.

Now there's help in sorting through all these options. The Partnership for Healthy Weight Management encourages providers of weight loss programs to follow Voluntary Guidelines for Providers of Weight Loss Products or Services* to give you basic information about their methods.

The first part of this booklet describes the type of information participating programs provide and helps you ask the right questions to choose a safe and effective weight loss method. The second part helps you tell whether your weight puts you at risk for health problems.

*These Guidelines are for commercial weight loss products or services intended for adults. Overweight or obese children and adolescents have special needs, which the Partnership will address by developing special guidelines. The Guidelines are not intended to evaluate weight loss books, articles, Web sites or other publications.

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