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Weight loss: Profiles in success

  • Zev Yaroslavsky: His run, low-fat diet are key

    "I'VE ALWAYS had the propensity to pork up," says L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, 59, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes seven years ago. That was his wake-up call to take a cold, hard look at his diet and transform it. He went from a high of 215 pounds to his current 185. Yaroslavsky...

  • Mary Ann Wertenberger: No workout today? No way

    MARY ANN Wertenberger started her first diet at the age of 13; she describes herself as "never the fattest kid around," but she carried an extra 20 pounds as a young teenager. Throughout her life, more diets ensued (including a stint on the appetite suppressant drug phentermine), but exercise was...

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