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Half of Dr. Oz’s advice is baseless or wrong, Canadian researchers find

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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:19 PM
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In June, he was hauled in front of the U.S. Congress, where Sen. Claire McCaskill told him he gave people false hope and criticized his segments as a “recipe for disaster.” Then last month, a study he widely trumpeted lauding coffee bean weight-loss pills was retracted despite Oz’s assertions it could “burn fat fast for anyone who wants to lose weight.”

And now, his work has come under even greater scrutiny in the British Medical Journal, which on Wednesday published a study analyzing Oz’s claims along with those made on another medical talk show.

The Canadian researchers, led by Christina Korownyk of the University of Alberta, charged medical research either didn’t substantiate — or flat out contradicted — more than half of Oz’s recommendations.

They selected 40 episodes from last year, identifying 479 separate medical recommendations. After paging through the relevant medical research, they found evidence only supported 46 per cent of his recommendations, contradicted 15 per cent and wasn’t available for 39 per cent.

“Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits,” the article said. “The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.”

Oz, for his part, said he’s only trying to give people all the options out there. He said data shouldn’t stop patients from testing out things like raspberry ketone — a “miracle in a bottle to burn your fat” — even if it’s never been tested on people, according to Slate.


If you see it on TV its pretty much fake, something to have in consideration if there are Oz fans out there

Half of Dr. Oz’s advice is baseless or wrong, Canadian researchers find




posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
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Faked advise on television....... say it ain't so!
sarcasm aside you can say the same thing for Dr. Phil, making a buck selling snake oils and wonder pills, and common sense.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

Can't wait to show this to my wife! Stupid oz



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent

“The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.”



We should just be skeptical about everything that as to do with medicine in 2014. Follow the money and we see WHAT THEY WANT to research and what they SUPRESS.


But Oz considers himself an iconoclast trying to shake up a stodgy medical community.

“Much of medicine is just plain old logic,” he told The New Yorker. “So I am out there trying to persuade people to be patients. And that often means telling them what the establishment doesn’t want to hear: that their answers are not only the answers, and their medicine is not the only medicine.”


I taught medicine was like economics, you know, too hard for us simple minds to understand?

Never heard of this Oz guy but I can see why some other doctors would disaprove of his ways.
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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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So are you saying there isn't an oz of truth to his show?



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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I watched a couple of times and then stopped as soon as I started. He seriously sold out his "M.D. degree" to push products, (especially weight loss and aging) that are completely unproven. Just another money grubbing celebrity wannabe.

I also feel the same way about Dr. Drew. He started sounding way too much like that awful Nancy Grace.
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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

Dr. Oz has always gave me the heebie jeebies, I don't know why but now I see my suspicions were not baseless. Think about it, his name is Oz. What was the Great and Powerful Oz? A fraud, a fake, a phony... a quack to put it bluntly.

Truth hidden in plain sight?



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
So are you saying there isn't an oz of truth to his show?


Duh-duh tss!

That deserved a rimshot, sorry.




posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: Indigent

The guy appears to be a shill for questionable products. If products like the " magical fat burning pill " were available doctors would be prescribing it rather than it being advertised at 2am in the morning on some channel that specializes in infomercials.

Sen McCaskill Questions Dr. Oz on "Flowery" Language on His Show

Apparently the naive and easily distracted will go to no ends to eat all they can (some people's (or would that be gluttons) stomachs actually explode) and then, believing the quacks, think they can take a simple pill to burn it all away.....

Just like hundreds of thousands believed this ingrate who fortunately got his just rewards.

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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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While I'm not a fan of OZ we have to ask who is paying for the studies?

Is big pharma behind it? Who else would benefit?

Peace



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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I don't understand. I always thought people like Oz were known to be frauds and hucksters? Imo, people who look to Dr. Oz for medical advice are like people who think reality shows aren't staged.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: jude11

I think anyone in the medical field would be willing to throw down some money to fund a study that shows Dr. Oz to be the fraud that he is. Anything to stop that incessant "So I saw on Dr. Oz that..."



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:33 PM
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Okay, I watch the Dr. Oz show and I disagree somewhat with this study. This show deals heavily in nutrition, how healthy eating (like fruits and vegetables, people!) heals the body. How is this fraudulent?

I learned how much fiber was in fruit and how the berries, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are better for you because they're lower in sugar. I learned to figure out what the best diet was for my body type on this show.

I also took his advice on trying the herb Magnolia Bark to help with sleeping. Works great. I sleep through night instead of getting up every few hours or tossing and turning like I used to.

Did you know if you have tummy troubles it's best to sleep on your left side? I was skeptical until I tried it. It doesn't go completely away but it does feel better.

I don't take any prescription drugs. I haven't been sick in years. I think he gives sound advice when it comes to nutrition and natural remedies.

That's just my 2 cents.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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Not surprised at all....

Im no expert, but ive trained a lot, and done a lot of nutrition research , and for about a year was on a body building program...

The simple nutritional advice this guy gives out at times is so far off base that it borderlines in a lot of cases on dangerous....

They say hes a Dr. I dunno how he continues to hold that title knowing that so much of the information he gives out is completely off base.......

Hes bought and paid for by people with other interest to push their products



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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"Hey Folks It Dices It Slices!" Call now and get the brochure and the easy to store carrying case! If you call in the next ten minutes you can buy a second one for only $19.99! Our operators are standing by so call now!
Only 4 Easy payments of $20.00 each plus tax.
Followed by in micro print on the screen" shipping and handling are mighty extra" :-)
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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I learned how much fiber was in fruit and how the berries, like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries


Case in point, you learned that on dr.oz...

those berries are high in sugars, its not cane sugar but its still sugar, and still cause insulin spikes in your blood sugar, just like refined sugar does, which , if youre trying to loose weight, or you are on certain training or diet programs can destroy your diet........

Just saying...
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posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 09:53 PM
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Dr Oz, Dr Drew The Doctors and Dr Phil are all quack's.

time.com...



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 10:16 PM
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Ketones are toxic chemicals. Think of nail polish remover or acetone. That's a common ketone. Rancid oranges have ketones.

The smell should be an automatic indication they are poisonous. Anybody suggesting you consume ketones regardless of the source, should be forced to drink a bottle of nail polish remover.

Its easy to lose weight when your body is decomposing on the morgue table.



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: CagliostroTheGreat

originally posted by: Domo1
So are you saying there isn't an oz of truth to his show?


Duh-duh tss!

That deserved a rimshot, sorry.



I think I should be banned



posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

Or promoted.




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