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Friday, June 20, 2014

Dr. Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams

Dr Mehmet Oz today offered to help 'drain the swamp' of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills and cure-alls to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

Appearing before the Senate's consumer protection panel, Oz was scolded by Chairman Claire McCaskill for claims he made about weight-loss aids on his TV show, 'The Dr. Oz Show'.

Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, acknowledged that his language about green coffee and other supplements has been 'flowery' and promised to publish a list of specific products he thinks can help America shed pounds and get healthy - beyond eating less and moving more.

On his show, he never endorsed specific companies or brands but more generally praised some supplements as fat busters, including green coffee extract, raspberry ketone and garcinia cambogia.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was just a matter of time before this came back to bite him.I had real good luck with Garcinia Cambogia,but I have no idea how the rest of them work.

Anonymous said...

From the beginning I thought he was the modern day Snake Oil Doctor. Some of his medical advice is excellent. His pushing of supplements that have little or no basis in rigorous testing is another story. His middle-school science demonstrations were eye-catching but not worth the time and material. The game show question & answer a waste of time. I have not watched since his broadcast time was changed a while back. One has to wonder why that change was made?

Anonymous said...

Sad, that so many people I speak with live and breathe by Dr. Oz....I never have liked him. It is all a money making scheme making him famous.

Pamela Ferri said...

I believe Dr. Oz has really gone to far! His promises were exaggerated!