Unjust Attacks Against Dr. Oz

April 23, 2015 7:57 PM

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I have known Mehmet Oz, M.D. for over 30 years, well before he became famous on television. I am a physician specializing in nutritional interventions for chronic disease and a strong advocate of superior nutrition as the first line of attack to prevent and treat most chronic diseases. I have appeared on The Dr. Oz show and recognize that Dr. Oz does not hold the exact same viewpoints about all controversies in human nutrition that I do, but he has a huge base of knowledge, and is open-minded and willing to re-consider a position based on emerging evidence on multiple scientific and health issues. It is an asset severely lacking in many physicians.

Recently, there have been polarizing opinions brandied in the news and on the Internet about Dr. Oz. Many of our peers are defending him, while a small number of doctors prepared and publicized a recent letter to Columbia University Medical Center claiming he promotes "bad science" and should be rem...

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