U.S. bans deceptive ads by green coffee weight-loss marketer

January 26, 2015 9:41 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A seller of green coffee bean supplements has agreed to stop deceptive advertising saying that the treatments help users lose weight, a claim that was made on "The Dr. Oz Show," the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

The FTC charged that Lindsey Duncan, whose companies are Pure Health LLC and Genesis Today Inc, had claimed that an extract made of unroasted coffee beans would help people lose 17 pounds (7.7 kg) in 12 weeks without eating less or exercising more.

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