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Posted December 10, 2002

Company Ordered to Cease Deceptive Marketing of Weight Loss Product

A U.S. District Court in Texas has ordered Mark Nutritionals, maker of Body Solutions Evening Weight Loss Formula, to stop making certain claims with regard to the product. The order is in response to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing the company of false advertising.

The court ordered the company to stop making claims including the following:

1. Product will cause substantial weight loss, including as much as 20 to 40 pounds, without the need to diet or exercise;

2. Product will cause substantial weight loss even if users eat substantial amounts of high calorie foods such as pizza, beer, tacos, nachos, cheese grits, and donuts; and

3. Product will cause substantial long-term or permanent weight loss.

Mark Nutritionals disagrees with the FTC's allegation but has decided to stop making the claims.

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For information about supplement ingredients used for weight loss, see the Product Review of Weight Loss and Diabetes Supplements.