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Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

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Photos from Liz Paul's blog entries on Prior Fat Girl. The blog chronicles women's weight loss journeys. Courtesy of Liz Paul/PriorFatGirl.com hide caption

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

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Carlos Romero and girlfriend Kate Rowe sit down for a meal they cooked together. Two years ago, Carlos Romero weighed 437 pounds. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

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Researchers say that setting your thermostat a little lower can help you burn more calories. iStockphoto hide caption

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People following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

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How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

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A player avatar runs on a treadmill in the virtual world of Second Life. Researchers used the online game to see if it could help people maintain weight loss habits in the real world. Courtesy of Univeristy of Kansas Medical Center hide caption

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Can Losing Weight In Your 'Second Life' Help In Your First?

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Front-loading your calories may help you lose weight. Gaelle Cohen/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Maximize Weight Loss, Eat Early in The Day, Not Late

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Drinking diet soda and other low-calorie drinks may help you manage weight, but experts say plain old H2O is still the best way to go. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Swapping Out Sugary Soda For Diet Drinks May Help Tip The Scale In Your Favor

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