It’s another embarrassing development for Emmy Award winning Dr. Oz, the 2011 Most Trusted Voice in Daytime Television. Trust in him is eroding rapidly after he was grilled in a Congressional hearing on deceptive weight loss products in June of this year, and now one of those mentioned potential miracle pills, green coffee bean extract, has had the only scientific shred of credibility yanked from it.
Researchers of the study that supported the ingredient for weight loss have pulled the study from the journal Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy after they admitted they “cannot assure the validity of the data”.
The company, Applied Food Science, Inc. (AFS), who used this study to promote green coffee bean pills has settled a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission for baseless claims. AFS allegedly paid for the problematic study.