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Monday, October 27, 2014

Another Embarrassment for Dr. Oz

The green coffee bean extract that he promoted on his TV show as a "useful tool for weight loss" suffered another setback last week when the authors of the study who made the original claims about it retracted their paper. The company that sold the extract has been fined $3.5 million by the FTC, whose director said, "Applied Food Sciences knew or should have known that this botched study didn't prove anything."

Now Dr. Oz has removed every mention of green coffee bean extract from his website, including the episode he devoted to touting the product and an "independent" experiment he claimed to have conducted that proved its weight-loss effects. This is the nonsense he was berated about by Senator Claire McCaskill during a Senate hearing a few months ago.