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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Weight Loss

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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Consumers warned against buying illegal diet pills online
The Irish Medicines Board has warned that seemingly ‘safe’ slimming products bought online can contain Sibutramine – a substance linked to heart attacks and strokes that has been and withdrawn from the worldwide market.
Singer Jennifer Hudson to open weight loss centre
The Dreamgirls star lost 80lbs with Weight Watchers and will open her own centre today in Chicago.
Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report
It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.
Death-warning drug was never licensed in Ireland
Medicines Board reassures that weight-loss medicine which is linked to 500 deaths was not prescribed here.
Lose two stone in 10 weeks: just eat sweets
An American nutrition professor eats nothing but ‘Twinkie’ bars for 10 weeks – and loses 27 pounds.
Junkfood diet could lead to weight loss, says professor
Big Macs all round! A professor loses half a stone in four days by pigging out.
Is it really that easy? Drinking water before meals helps you lose weight
Drinking water makes you feel full quicker – and apparently helps dieters shed the pounds.