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Dr. Oz's 'Magic' Diet Bean Loses Lone Study Backing It

Dr. Oz's 'Magic' Diet Bean Loses Lone Study Backing It

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(NEWSER)– In 2012, celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz endorsed green coffee bean extract as a "magic weight-loss cure" even though only one scientific study backed these claims—and it was funded by the extract manufacturer.

This week Oz is backed further into a corner as the study's two writers retracted their work, reports LiveScience, saying that "the sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data." Among other things, the Federal Trade Commission had earlier charged that the study's researchers altered crucial data, including the weight of participants.

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