The Gravity of Weight

The daunting science of weight control.

"What Potions Have I Drunk?" Concerns about Diet Supplements

Each week Dr. Mehmet Oz, whose television show is seen by millions worldwide, convincingly expounds on the miracles of different dietary supplements that purport to lead to fat burning, appetite suppression, and even substantial weight loss. How much do we really know about the efficacy and safety of these compounds? Read More

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Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and senior author of The Gravity of Weight.

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