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Take the Diet Quiz

Weight management is a growing concern in this country. Six out of every 10 Americans are overweight or obese. At any given time, millions of people are trying to lose weight. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on weight-loss products and services, from diet books to shoe inserts. Learn more about diets and weight loss by taking this quiz, based on information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

1. What percentage of weight-loss ads contains false or unsupported claims?
2. How much weight loss is a safe and reasonable goal?
3. Some weight-loss products say they can prevent calories from being absorbed. What's the greatest amount of weight that can be lost using this method, according to experts?
4. Which of these claims should be a red flag about the safety or effectiveness of a weight-loss product?
5. The Atkins diet is a popular weight-loss plan. What concerns nutritionists about this diet?
6. Another popular meal plan is the South Beach diet. What concerns nutritionists about this diet?
7. High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are faulted because of their emphasis on saturated fats. What's another problem with these diets?
8. What do nutritionists fault in the Lifestyle diet?
9. If you follow a low-fat diet, you don't have to watch your portions of which of these foods?