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Weight Watchers Stock (wtw) Down 35% After Weak Q4 Earnings - Stocks In The News - Yahoo Finance

In the report, Weight Watchers forecasted earnings between 40 cents and 70 cents a share for 2015, missing the $1.43/share average analyst estimate. Revenue also fell short of projections, declining 10% to $327.8 million compared to the analyst consensus estimate of $334.3 million for the fourth quarter. Fortunately, the companys profit matched analysts average estimate of 7 cents a share. Also in the report is news that Weight Watchers is looking to cut $100 million in costs and operations.
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New Butter Coffee Could Help You Lose Weight

Jon Harper, a Salt Lake City attorney for the consumers, also said he could not comment beyond the language the parties had agreed to, which was that the litigation had been resolved "on terms satisfactory to the parties." In 2006, the FTC fined Basic Research $3 million and entered into an settlement in which the company agreed not to market its weight-loss products unless its claims were backed by "competent and reliable scientific evidence." Within a year, it had developed Akavar and launched a nationwide sales campaign, selling the pills in retail outlets like Walgreens, Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, Costco, WalMart and K-Mart, as well as directly over the web, according to court records. Akavar was touted as a "European Weight Loss Breakthrough" even though it was developed in Utah, lawsuits said. It was marketed by the Basic Research company called Dynakor one of a nearly a dozen companies created by Basic Research through a multi-million dollar ad campaign as a wonder pill in which the consumer could "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight. (And we couldn't say it in print if it wasn't true!)." Akavar "literally causes excess fat to be pulled from bulging parts of your body," the campaign said, according to court records. It sold 60 capsules for $39.99 and two bottles for $79.98 with a third one for free, and sales brought in millions of dollars, documents say. Total company annual revenues were around $50 million in 2007 and 2008.
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"Eat all you want and lose weight" lawsuit settled by Utah company | The Salt Lake Tribune

Instead of controlling what they eat at mealtimes, today's consumers are much more likely to focus on changing their snacking habits in order to achieve weight loss success, a practical and realistic strategy that reflects the increasing prevalence of snacking in America today. According to Packaged Facts survey data, only 32% of those following a diet plan or eating strategy try to lose weight by eating in moderation at meals. More than twice as many (66%) say they limit how much they eat when they snack, while 62% set boundaries on how often they snack. Another aspect of today's weight management culture is the increasing tendency of consumers to turn away from formal diet plans imposed by outside authority and to conflate "dieting" with "healthy eating." With the aid of mobile platforms that enable consumers to monitor their health and track their weight management efforts, DIY dieters increasingly embrace their own private healthy eating and exercise regimes as the path to weight loss success.
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A Common Vitamin Deficiency May Raise Your Diabetes Risk More Than Obesity - Yahoo News

The drink gave him extra energy to venture across the mountainous terrain. After brainstorming, Asprey developed a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that he claims provides protection against lethargy, fat and disease as well as aiding in weight loss. The actual recipe involves a double espresso (made with low-mold coffee) blended to a thick froth with at least two tablespoons of unsalted butter and one to two tablespoons of MCT or coconut oil. Asprey recommended that drinkers use organic coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter and organic MCT or coconut oil.
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Weight Management: U.S. Consumer Mindsets - Yahoo Finance

If the gene is in the fat tissue, vitamin D affects that fat tissue.) Results showed that obese individuals with diabetes had lower levels of vitamin D than did their diabetes-free counterparts, and that vitamin D gene expression was higher in morbidly obese individuals than in those with lower BMIs. What's more, healthy-weight subjects with diabetes were more likely to have significantly low levels of vitamin D compared to normal-weight subjects without the disease, suggesting that vitamin D deficiency may throw off metabolic health all on its own -- not just by causing weight gain. In fact, vitamin D levels correlated with insulin resistance, but not with BMI, meaning that deficiency can put you at risk for diabetes, even if you're at a healthy weight. "Our study shows that the deficit of vitamin D is associated home page with diabetes and less with obesity," says study author Manuel Macias-Gonzalez of Complejo Hospitalario de Malaga (Virgen de la Victoria) and the University of Malaga. "We believe that vitamin D deficiency could be a new mechanism to promote metabolic disorders, such as diabetes." He hopes future research will examine how vitamin D and substitutes could affect blood sugar levels and metabolic health in both overweight and healthy-weight individuals. In the meantime, he believes that -- whatever you weigh -- you may be able to reduce your risk of diabetes through a healthy vitamin D-rich diet and by spending more time outdoors.
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