Legal Resources

Weight Loss Advertising: An Analysis of Current Trends

September 17, 2002

Report concludes that false or misleading claims, such as exaggerated weight loss without diet or exercise, are widespread in ads for weight-loss products, and appear to have increased over the last decade.

Disclosure Exposure: Effective Disclosures in Advertising

May 22, 2001

Workshop hosted by the FTC and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus to explore how marketers comply with "clear and conspicuous" disclosure requirements in truth-in-advertising laws.

Commerical Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Gain to Lose

October 16, 1997

Conference on the rise of obesity in the U.S. and money spent on health care and weight loss products. Discussion focused on understanding the problem and exploring ways to improve the information consumers receive about the nature of obesity and weight loss products and programs.