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Real World Learning Objects: Science

Bogus Weight loss Claims

Student Learning Objectives

For this RWLO, the student will be able to:

  •  List the seven indicators that weight loss product claims are fraudulent.


  • Identify elements of fraudulent weight loss product claims as they appear in advertisements of the past (1940’s-1950”s).


  • Identify fraudulent product claims in recent cases where the FTC has brought legal action against the product’s marketing techniques.


  • State the differences and similarities of fraudulent weigh loss products and claims between the product ads of the 1940’s-1950’s and current fraudulent claims.