“Dr. Oz: Was He Part Of A Hoax ?”
Dr. Oz claims that he does not endorse any products but he has made untold millions via his television program, in which he has promoted countless unproven dietary supplements. A previous investigative study stated that no supporting evidence was found for one out of every three recommendations provided by The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz, who is supposed to be giving accurate health advice, has morphed into a television celebrity and supplement pitch man. In particular, Oz was a major promoter of green coffee bean extract as being a miracle product for weight loss. You were told that you could lose 17 pounds in 12 weeks without changing your diet or exercising. Dr. Oz himself was seen in ads splashed around the Web calling it “The Dieter’s Secret Weapon.” Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said, “Lindsey Duncan and his companies made millions by falsely claiming that green coffee bean supplements cause significant and rapid weight loss.” Now, the maker of the supplement has agreed to settle charges that he and his companies deceptively touted the weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract.