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“Obesity Treatment” program sellers settle

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Xavier Rodriguez and Santa Ana, Calif.-based Centro Natural Services, sellers of Centro Natural de Salud Obesity Treatment, settled with the Federal Trade Commission on a charge they made false and unsubstantiated claims their product leads to fast, substantial and permanent weight loss without dieting, FTC says Jan. 30. The settlement includes a judgment of nearly $2.4 million, but all but $20,000 is suspended because of the defendants' inability to pay. The settlement bans the defendants from representing a weight-loss product will lead to rapid weight loss without reducing caloric intake, or will cause users to "lose as much as a half-pound per day for multiple weeks and months," or "lose weight permanently"...
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