Chicago Doctor’s Research Fails Federal Smell Test

FTC orders weight-loss firm Sensa Products to return $26.5 million

One of his studies found that the smell of garcinia cambogia reviews bodybuilding buttered popcorn or strawberries helps exercisers burn more calories, another that a whiff of jasmine can improve bowlers’ scores. Hirsch’s boldest and most controversial research finding, however that sprinkling flavored granules on food can help people lose weight without diet or exercise is one he can no longer advertise. This month the Federal Trade Commission announced it had reached a $26.5 million settlement with the marketers of Sensa Weight Loss System after accusing the company and Hirsch of false and deceptive advertising practices. Related FTC cracks down on California weight-loss firm for deceptive marketing Hirsch, who patented Sensa’s “tastant” crystals and holds an ownership stake in Sensa Products, is barred under the agreement from making weight-loss claims about dietary supplements, food or drugs unless they are backed up with two adequate and well-controlled human clinical trials. The decision represents a highly public rebuke for Hirsch, a neurologist and psychiatrist who operates the Smell & Taste Research and Treatment Foundation in Chicago and describes himself as “one of the nation’s foremost experts on smell and taste.” A popular, engaging speaker, Hirsch is frequently quoted in national newspapers, magazines and on television about his latest research conclusions on provocative and entertaining topics such as how people’s food preferences can help them find true love.
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Weight Loss Surgery is a Solution to Endless Hunger Pangs

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‘More than 2m need weight loss op’

Those with greatest need for surgery were more often in the lowest socio-economic groups, who are least likely to use healthcare services. Patients’ awareness of the possibility of surgery and their commitment to make the necessary lifestyle changes prior to the treatments may also be barriers, researchers said. Doctors might not be correctly identifying or referring those eligible, and service provision may also be insufficient. The study concluded: “5.4% of the general adult population is eligible for bariatric surgery in England, far exceeding the current bariatric surgery uptake.
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