It's a billion-dollar industry that uses photos of svelte bodies and flashy fat-busting claims to peddle its products:
"Lose 30 pounds in 8 weeks!"
"Pound-for-Pound, The Most Powerful Weight-Loss Formula on Earth!"
"Lose 10.65 pounds fast!"
And it works: Thousands of overweight and obese Canadians are lured to store shelves and strip malls by these promises of perfection.
Weight-loss companies have, at the height of the obesity epidemic, gotten good at cashing in on people's desperate desires to lose weight. But there are few regulations to govern this booming industry in Canada and not enough people to enforce the ones that exist.
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