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Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty
Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence. If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no evidence at all. The researchers who took it upon themselves to fact-check Dr. Oz and his on-air guests were able to find legitimate studies related to another 11% of the recommendations made on the show. However, in these cases, the recommendations ran counter to the medical literature. “Consumers should be skeptical about any recommendations provided on television medical talk...

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