A reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass.

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Do fenugreek tablets increase stamina and assist in weight loss?

Recently I was told, by a friend, that taking fenugreek tablets would increase stamina and assist in weight loss. I am unsure of this claim. I had a quick look on Google but there is a lot of ...
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Is weight-loss almost always temporary?

I was reading this article on Cracked which claims: The number of people who go from fat to thin, and stay there, statistically rounds down to zero. That seemed like a pretty incredible claim, ...
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Is BodyTite effective at tightening the skin during liposuction?

BodyTite or Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is a form of liposuction helped by radio frequency: involves heating the skin by the RF current which flows from the internal to the ...
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Is cryolipolisis effective as a fat reduction method?

Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical process to remove subcutaneous fat, using controlled cooling, as an alternative to liposuction. Is a significant amount of fat destroyed by one treatment of ...
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Is Herbalife safe, and can it actually promote sustained weight loss?

I have a friend who's begun taking Herbalife products, presumably for weight loss. I informed him that their products, like all supplements, are not regulated by the FDA, and that there have been ...
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Do some foods burn fat?

The nutritionist Dr Jonny Bowden claims that some foods inflate fat cells, while others shrink fat cells. His promotional material talks about most people suffering carbohydrate intolerance and that ...
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Are slow metabolisms to blame for obesity?

I have heard many times that someone's "slow metabolism" is responsible for their obesity. Many times I've also heard that it isn't to blame. Here's an example of a source claiming that slow ...
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Does honey with warm water and lemon reduce tummy fat?

There is a common belief that one can reduce tummy fat by drinking honey and lemon juice mixed in warm water the first thing in the morning. This questionable website, for example, makes this claim ...
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Do consumer-grade body-fat scales provide consistent results?

There are weight scales that additionally claim to measure body fat by electrical resistance. According to this article, body-fat scales are "absolutely" superior to just-weight scales, although the ...
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Can artificial sweeteners make you gain weight?

For the last five decades, diet soda has been a given for anyone on a diet who wants to drink something other than water. This because instead of it containing large quantities of sugar it had ...
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Does drinking cold water help to reduce weight?

According to this article, it was mentioned: there may be advantages in drinking cold water for weight loss So, does drinking cold water really help to reduce weight? and does drinking warm water ...
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Does taking a shower when dehydrated increase body weight?

For sports (such as wrestling, MMA, judo, etc) where the competition is divided into weight divisions, it's common to drop cut 10+ lbs of water weight hours before weigh ins and then rehydrate right ...
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Does Weight Watchers work?

Weight Watchers: The proven Weight Watchers approach makes losing weight simpler than ever. Some dietary interventions for weight loss result in the person losing weight for a short term period, ...
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Do saunas assist in sustainable weight loss? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do saunas burn significantly more calories than just sitting idly? While I'm not disputing the fact that sitting in a hot room will cause weight loss through the loss of ...
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Does Forskolin help to break down fat?

The Dr. Oz show website claims: Researchers have found that forskolin can help to promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells. It may also release fatty acids from adipose ...
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Does eating Chocolate make you skinnier?

As reported by major news outlets, a study allegedly claims that eating chocolate can make you slimmer: Here the report from CBS News for the study, published in the March 26 issue of Archives of ...
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Cardio vs. weight lifting for weight loss

There are a lot of people who either claim that cardio or weight lifting is the key to losing weight. For example an article questioning the need for cardio or an article claiming that cardio is the ...
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Can John Morgan use hypnosis to cause people to quit smoking or lose weight?

John Morgan Seminars claim to be able to do two things via hypnosis: Cause someone to quit smoking forever (the radio commercial indicates usefulness for those smoking 3+ packs a day) and Cause ...
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Does Frank Ryan's abdominal fat reducer pill work?

While waiting for a friend to show up for coffee, I ran into an ad in a local newspaper. I was thrilled to find the exact ad online! It's for a medication that claims to target and eliminate belly ...
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Are fat people happier?

We all know Santa Claus is a big jolly guy, but is it true that fat people are happier than slim people? They teamed up with colleagues across Europe to study the lifestyles of thousands of ...
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Can one's genetics account for x% of their weight?

I have seen statements like this in various places: "Such and such accounts for X percent of so and so". But it's not always clear what this means, how it is calculated or proven. You will see this ...
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Does eating slower make you lose weight?

It is commonly said that eating slower will reduce your appetite. This site, for example, claims: Portion control & Overeating prevention. When you eat slowly it is definitely hard to ...
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Do saunas affect your health?

With James Ray being found guilty of culpable homicide over three fatalities in a sweat lodge in Arizona, I was wondering if saunas really do benefit your health? Does it effect your skin, heart, ...
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Are there benefits to the ECA stack for body-builders?

The use of the "ECA Stack" - ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin - has been common-place in body-building and weight-loss circles. (e.g. in 1999, 2% of the Danish population and 12 million US inhabitants ...