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What You Should Know About Popular Diets

Learn how to evaluate claims made by weight loss products and diets. Find information to choose weight loss strategies that are healthy, effective and safe for you.

HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

Review the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warnings and public notifications before starting a weight loss supplement.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Get the facts on probiotics, including what they are and how they work in the body.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

This information may help you make changes in your daily eating and physical activity habits so that you improve your well-being and reach or maintain a healthy weight.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus

When do you need a gluten-free diet? What foods contain gluten? Get the answers here.

HHS, National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

This fact sheet describes what’s known about the safety and effectiveness of many ingredients that are commonly used in weight-loss dietary supplements.

Department of Defense, Uniformed Services University, Consortium for Health and Military Performance

Learn what signs to look for when considering a diet or weight loss program.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

What is mindful eating? How can you try it at home? Read this handout to find out!