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  • Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind

    Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind
    Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online?
  • Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear gets FTC scrutiny

    Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The Federal...

    Companies settle charges over bogus weight-loss claims for caffeine-infused underwear

    WASHINGTON Two companies that sell women's underwear infused with caffeine have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers to settle charges that they falsely advertised their products would reduce cellulite and zap fat, the Federal Trade Commission...

    U.S. court halts bitcoin mining operation Butterfly Labs: FTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court has temporarily shut down Butterfly Labs, a Missouri company the Federal Trade Commission alleges deceptively marketed computers designed to produce bitcoins, the "virtual currency" payment system. The FTC's...

    U.S. fines company $3 million over bogus Ab Glider weight loss claims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Icon Health and Fitness will pay $3 million to settle charges that it violated an earlier consent order from the Federal Trade commission by saying that using its "Ab Glider" for three minutes a day would result in significant...