Weight-loss Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Convicted Of Contempt; Made Sham Diet Claims

Those late-night infomercials have aired over 32,000 times since then. garcinia cambogia extract In his book, Kevin, 50, touted an obesity “cure” that included a 500-calorie-a-day diet and the use of prescription hormones. At trial, his attorney argued that Trudeau’s claims were constitutionally-protected free speech under the First Amendment. Prosecutors (and jurors) did not buy the defense. In 2010, a federal judge ordered Trudeau to pay consumers $38 million after finding the weight-loss claims he had made in his books were grossly exaggerated or just plain bogus. In September and October 2013, Trudeau was jailed for seven days for failing to pay the judgments.
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Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Risk of Preemie Birth

The researchers also found that 9.7 percent of the infants born to mothers whod had weight-loss surgery arrived prematurely (before 37 weeks), compared with 6.1 percent of other infants. No differences were seen between the two groups in rates of stillbirth or death within the first 27 days after birth, according to the study published online Nov. 12 in the journal BMJ. Although the study found an association between women having weight-loss surgery and higher risk of pregnancy with prematurity or lower birth weight, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship. The mechanism behind how [weight-loss] surgery influences fetal growth we dont yet know, but we do know that people who have bariatric surgery are at increased risk of micronutrient deficiencies, Dr. Olof Stephansson, an obstetrician and associate professor at the clinical epidemiology unit at Karolinska, said in an institute news release.
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