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Shape Up & Drop 10™ Program Offers Real Help for Real People

For Immediate Release 

Washington, DC/PRNewswire/January 8, 2003 -- If you're tired of riding the weight-management roller coaster -- gaining weight, losing weight, and then gaining it back again -- it may be time for you to Shape Up & Drop 10™.

Shape Up & Drop 10™ is a weight management program designed for real people who are ready to make real changes in their weight -- and their health. The program has a team of real live health, nutrition and exercise experts who offer step-by-step instructions to help you take the weight off safely and keep it off. Every two weeks, participants progress to the next step with detailed instructions on a new topic:

"Shape Up & Drop 10™ reflects the latest research on weight loss," says Barbara J. Moore, PhD, President and CEO of Shape Up America! "We discovered some weight management surprises in the scientific literature and we share them with you in Shape Up & Drop 10™."

"Not all diets are created equal," says former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, founder of Shape Up America! "Protecting your health while managing your weight is our business."

When you're ready to Shape Up & Drop 10™, simply log on to Shape Up America's award-winning website at and do your part to help Shape Up America!

Shape Up America! is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in 1994 to raise awareness of the health effects of obesity. Shape Up America! is dedicated to debunking myths and offering scientifically sound information on dieting, healthy eating and physical activity.

Source: Shape Up America!