To assess the effectiveness and safety of prescription weight-loss medications, researchers at the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center analyzed 78 published studies of the most popular diet drugs.
With a reported rise in the number of procedures -- and complications -- researchers at the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center examined the effectiveness and risks of weight loss surgery by analyzing nearly 150 published studies.
Weight loss surgery helps severely obese people lose more weight than dieting and exercise alone. People who undergo such surgery typically lose about 45 to 65 pounds and maintain their lower weight for 10 years or longer.
This paper assesses priorities for policy research dealing with nutrition interventions in primary health care programs in developing countries. Research and demonstration projects for "second best" growth-monitoring programs are needed, as are tests...
This research addresses questions regarding the safety and efficacy of herbal ephedra and ephedrine for weight loss and athletic performance through a comprehensive literature review and synthesis of evidence.
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature to identify and assess the evidence for the efficacy of a number of antioxidant supplements for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease or modificatio
Products that contain the herb ephedra have been promoted and used in the United States since the 1980s to increase weight loss and enhance athletic performance. Yet despite manufacturers' claims, little research has been done to assess whether the products are safe, and the research studies that have been done have been too small to allow any firm conclusions to be drawn.