Time and again, we've seen that Dr. Oz peddles garbage cures. So it's no surprise that the government has gone after the company that makes one of his favorite supplements. Today the FTC announced that the people who promoted green coffee extract on his show are being fined $9 million.
Earlier this year, the fat-burning effects of green coffee bean extract – an extract touted by daytime TV's Dr. Oz as a "miraculous" weight-loss aid – were called into question by the Federal Trade Commission. Now, the 2012 study purporting to demonstrate the extract's effectiveness has been retracted.
Congress has asked Dr. Oz to stop peddling weight loss "miracle cures" on his show. And the doctor has agreed, after admitting that there is no medical evidence verifying the efficacy of many supplements he promotes, including green coffee beans.
The FDA is a little peeved at Dr. Oz. The adored talk show host went on the air Wednesday and instructed millions of people to be suspicious of apple juice. He's got science to back him up—sort of.
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