Posted 10 January 2013
From The Slate, in an article titled Dr. Oz’s Miraculous Medical Advice – Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, by Julia Belluz and Steven J. Hoffman.
Dr Oz then told his audience about a “breakthrough,” “magic,” “holy grail,” even “revolutionary” new fat buster. “I want you to write it down,” America’s doctor urged his audience with a serious and trustworthy stare. After carefully wrapping his lips around the exotic words “Garcinia cambogia,” he added, sternly: “It may be the simple solution you’ve been looking for to bust your body fat for good.”
The miracle cure isn’t really a miracle at all. It’s not even new. Garcinia cambogia has been studied as a weight-loss aid for more than 15 years. A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of garcinia as a potential “antiobesity agent” in 135 people. The conclusion: The pills were no better than placebo for weight and fat loss.
Read the full article here.
Other articles pointing out that Dr Oz has “lost the plot” and advocates pseudoscience and scam products:
“Oz may be the most credentialed of celebrity health promoters, but lately, a lot of what he’s has been saying is downright wrong.” http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/185493662.html
“That Dr. Mehmet Oz uses his show to promote quackery of the vilest sort is no longer in any doubt.” http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2013/01/02/dr-oz-versus-science-again/
“Unfortunately, Dr. Oz sometimes demonstrates a poor understanding of science.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2013/04/08/dr-oz-takes-a-big-bite-of-pseudoscience/
“Dr. Mehmet Oz may be biggest purveyor of health pseudoscience on television today.” http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/dr-oz-doubles-down-on-green-coffee-bean-with-a-made-for-tv-clinical-trial/
“Mehmet Oz, continued his tradition of providing bad dietary advice in his most recent newspaper column.” http://www.consumerfreedom.com/2013/01/dr-ozs-whirlwind-of-nonsense-continues/
“To anyone with a scientific bent, Dr. Oz continues to be a source of amazement, amusement and frustration.” (Related to Dr Oz’s Detox diet nonsense) http://blogs.mcgill.ca/oss/2013/03/12/dr-ozs-lingo-needs-to-be-detoxified/