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Oprah brings her own history to Weight Watchers

Oct 19, 2015
Winfrey brings 'humanity' to the brand, but could her ups and downs hurt it?

Can Oprah fix what's wrong with Weight Watchers?

Oct 19, 2015
The company faces a challenges, like DIY dieters.

The science – and the cost – behind weight loss

Mar 6, 2015
The FDA has approved a weight loss device that's similar to a pacemaker.

FTC cracks down on weight-loss products

Jan 8, 2014
The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.

Dieting for dollars: Using money to motivate weight loss

Oct 18, 2013
Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.

Boston 'Flab' Party

Apr 9, 2013
The year's almost up on the challenge from Boston's mayor for the city to lose one million pounds.

Weight loss products just got sexier

Apr 1, 2013
Weight loss plans like Slim-Fast and Weight Watchers are competing hard against free options like calorie-counting apps on smartphones.

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Getting thin with a little help from friends

Jan 9, 2013
Dieters are taking fitness-tracking devices to a new level. They are creating virtual support groups by posting their "body data" on social media networks.
Dieters are taking fitness-tracking devices to a new level. They are creating virtual support groups by posting their "body data" on social media networks.
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New Year's resolutions boost gym memberships

Jan 2, 2013
Health club business soars in January as dieters sign up to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. But most don’t keep up their reps.

Diet business losing weight

Aug 8, 2012
Tough economic times and smartphone technology could trim diet industry earnings.