1993-4 Slim Chance Awards

March 1994
NCAHF Newsletter (08903417);Mar/Apr94, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p2
Presents the recipients of the 1993 and 1994 Slim Chance Awards for false claims on the effectiveness of products for inducing weight loss. Acu-Stop 2000 for controlling hunger; Slender You exercise devices; Bodi-trim pills; Dr. Clayton's Natural Program pills.


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