Dr. Oz is a famous TV person, who made a fortune giving advice about heath and lifestyle on his talk show. But, recently he has been under an investigation for the things he said on his show. He was endorsing extract from green coffee beans as the best way to lose weight, but as it turns out, there is no magical pill.
Green Coffee Extract, Raspberry Ketone and Garcinia Cambogia
Even though he claims that these things will make you lose weight, referring to them as miracles, there are no studies that can back up his statements.
Hearing in Front of the Senate
In 2014. Dr. Oz had to defend statements regarding with-lost pills in front of a Senate subcommittee.
He Admitted He Was Embellishing Things
Dr. Oz stated: "I'm in a position where I'm second-guessing every word I use on the show right now".
Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, but he claims that people shouldn't believe that his show has a medical character.
There Is No Evidence to Support His Claims
According to the study conducted by British Medical Journal, a lot of Dr. Oz's statements are contradictory to medical studies.
People who bought Garcinia Cambogia because of Dr. Oz are now suing him for false advertising.
After his segment on green coffee bean extract, the sales of that product went off the charts. It is reported that the company who makes the extract earned about 50 million dollars.
A Columbia University Professor
Dr. Oz is a Columbia University professor since 2001 and he was the New York Times bestselling author six times.
Columbia University Was Also Involved in the Matter
A lot of physicians requested that Dr. Oz should be fired from his position as a vice chairman, but Columbia University decided to keep him after all.
Snake and Red Palm Oil
He was accused of endorsing products that are not just ineffective, but dangerous as well. In high dosages, red palm oil can cause cognitive impairment.
People Are Still Watching the Show
Despite everything, people are still tuning in, as well as defending Dr. Oz.
Don't Believe Everything You Hear
If you like his show, don't stop watching it, just be sure to do the research on all products he is endorsing before deciding to buy them.
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