Dr_OzDr. Oz is having a rough month.  First we have a report that a doctor that was on his show Lindsey Duncan was not a doctor, and now the report that a fraudulent study Dr. Oz used to promote Green Coffee Beans for weight loss has been retracted.  Here is the latest on the Green Coffee Bean Extract scam.

Green Coffee Bean Extract Scam Claims

Here is a video clip of Dr. Oz  promoting Green Coffee Bean Extract using the fraudulent study with the help of the fake Dr. Lindsey Duncan.
Dr. Oz  Green Coffee Bean Video

Green Coffee Bean Extract Scam Reality

The study that was used in the above video was so flawed that it has been retracted by the authors of the study.

“The sponsors of the study cannot assure the validity of the data so we, Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham, are retracting the paper.”

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects [Retraction]

Here’s what the FTC said about the fraudulent study before it was retracted:

In 2010, Austin, Texas-based AFS paid researchers in India to conduct a clinical trial on overweight adults to test whether Green Coffee Antioxidant (GCA), a dietary supplement containing green coffee extract, reduced body weight and body fat.

The FTC charges that the study’s lead investigator repeatedly altered the weights and other key measurements of the subjects, changed the length of the trial, and misstated which subjects were taking the placebo or GCA during the trial. When the lead investigator was unable to get the study published, the FTC says that AFS hired researchers Joe Vinson and Bryan Burnham at the University of Scranton to rewrite it. Despite receiving conflicting data, Vinson, Burnham, and AFS never verified the authenticity of the information used in the study, according to the complaint. – Source FTC

Green Coffee Bean Extract Scam Conclusion

In my opinion I have some very serious concerns about the information that Dr. Oz is sharing with the public. How is it that he can’t tell the difference between a fake doctor and a fraudulent study?  You would think that Dr. Oz would be aware of the 7 claims that the FTC provides for fake weight loss products.

To help you avoid being scammed by weight loss con men and women with fake products here are 7 claims experts say simply are not true and are a sign of a scam.

  1. Causes weight loss of two pounds or more a week for a month or more without dieting or exercise;
  2. Causes substantial weight loss no matter what or how much the consumer eats;
  3. Causes permanent weight loss even after the consumer stops using product;
  4. Blocks the absorption of fat or calories to enable consumers to lose substantial weight;
  5. Safely enables consumers to lose more than three pounds per week for more than four weeks;
  6. Causes substantial weight loss for all users; or
  7. Causes substantial weight loss by wearing a product on the body or rubbing it into the skin.

– Source FTC