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Oz appeared before the Senate's consumer protection panel and was scolded by Chairman Claire McCaskill, D Mo., for claims he made about weight loss aids on his TV show, "The Dr. Oz Show."
or received money from the sale of supplements. Nor has he allowed his image to be used in ads for supplements, he said.
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McCaskill took Oz to task for a 2012 show in which he proclaimed that green coffee bean extract was a "magic weight loss cure for every body type."
Within weeks of Oz's comments about green coffee which refers to the unroasted seeds or beans of coffee a Florida based operation began marketing a dietary supplement called Pure Green Coffee, with claims that the chlorogenic acid found in the beans could help people lose 17 pounds and cut body fat by 16 percent in 22 weeks.
Oz stressed during the hearing that he has never endorsed specific health supplements Burberry Bags Men
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission sued the sellers behind Pure Green Coffee and accused them of making bogus claims and deceiving consumers.
But Oz did agree that there's no long term miracle pill out there without diet and exercise.
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 health supplements as fat busters.
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"If you see my name, face or show in any type of ad, email or other circumstance," Oz testified, "it's illegal" and not anything he has endorsed. He hasn't allowed his name to be associated with specific brands, he said, because of ethical concerns he has about doctors making endorsements of health products.
"I get that you do a lot of good on your show," McCaskill told Oz, but "I don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true."
The weight loss industry is an area where consumers are particularly vulnerable to fraud, Mary Koelbel Engle, an associate director at the FTC, testified at the Senate hearing. She said the agency conducted a consumer survey in 2011 and found that more consumers were victims of fraudulent weight loss products than of any of the other specific frauds covered in the survey.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D Conn., asked Oz if he would be willing to create a master list of brands he feels work, instead of suggesting that a general supplement may work for weight loss and then leaving consumers to poke around on the Internet in hopes of finding something.
is to be a "cheerleader" for his audience, one who offers hope even if that means looking to alternative healing traditions and any evidence that might support them.
Oz insisted he believes in the supplements he talks about on his show as short term crutches and even has his family try them. He said his job on the show Burberry Round Purse
Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams
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