Garcinia Cambogia, which is a supplement that claimed to aid weight loss by burning fat quicker and curbing appetite is recently in question. And Dr Mehmet Oz is being sued as he promoted the weight loss supplement on his television show that is scientifically proven to doesn’t work.
According to our source, the celebrity health expert, Dr Mehmet Oz is currently facing a lawsuit over the weight loss supplement containing Garcinia Cambogia that he promoted on his famed show. Dr Oz endorsed the weight loss supplement on his show and even called it as the “magic weight loss cure.”
The class action lawsuit stated that the TV personality flaunted the drug as the “magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise,” as reported by TMZ. Dr Oz described Garcinia as a “revolutionary fat buster, which could be the magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise.”
But this isn’t really the very first time the celebrity doctor has put himself in trouble for promoting Garcinia Cambogia. In 2014, he was investigated by the US Senate. And during that hearing, Oz claimed a scientific study that has since been brought into disrepute.
But then a representative from Dr. Oz’s camp told TMZ, “As we have always explained the effect of Cambogia to the viewers. ” In fact, studies on the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss had been thoroughly conducted.
Research conducted from NIH and JAMA proved that there was no evidence linking Garcinia Cambogia to a person’s appetite, long term weight loss or decrease in fat mass. However, one study in 2010 showed that it could lead to short term weight loss. And that study concludes, “The magnitude of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain. Future trials should be more rigorous and better reported.”
Dr. Oz’s rep already spoke about the issue on his behalf and stated that the new lawsuit is attacking the celebrity’s free speech. “As we have always explained to our viewers, the Dr. Oz Show does not sell these products nor does he have any financial ties to these companies.”
This incident should warn everyone who wanted to lose weight to be careful with whatever product they purchase, even if it is endorsed by a TV personality with impressive medical records. Moreover, there is really no magic pill that melts the pounds like butter.
One has to work out hard and practice a healthy diet to achieve his or her target weight. Supermodels do the same to maintain their body.
So, just a heads up, when it sounds too good to be true and you are doubtful about it, listen to your instinct because you can be right.
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