Atkins, Weight Watchers 'no panacea' in long term, doctor says

November 12, 2014 3:51 PM

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Atkins, Weight Watchers 'no panacea' in long term, doctor says

Actress Jennifer Hudson lost 80 pounds and became a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers in 2011. But data suggests that after two years, the weight lost is often partially regained. (M. Spencer Green/Associated Press)

The multibillion-dollar weight-loss industry that includes Atkins and Weight Watchers helps people to lose weight in the short term, but there’s no clear winner in the long run, says a Montreal cardiologist who advocates for broader public health measures.

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