Now comes more evidence of Oz's wizardry: according to the blog Retraction Watch, authors have retracted a key study that the TV doctor used to tout a green coffee bean extract for weight loss. "The sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data so we, Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham, are retracting the paper," the journal's retraction notice reads.
Even before the retraction, the study had attracted a lot of scrutiny for being too weak and flawed to support any health claims, let alone weight loss wonders. The Federal Trade Commission had also settled a $3.5-million lawsuit with the supplement-makers for its false marketing and bad science. This from the FTC's September press release about the settlement:
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