Why Smart People Fall for Weight Loss Scams

June 18, 2014 4:26 PM

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Why Smart People Fall for Weight Loss Scams

Oh, Dr. Oz. Surely you sorta knew this was coming? The Oprah protégé with the popular daytime show, whose full name is Mehmet Oz, has been criticized in the past for hyping “miracle” weight loss cures on his show, and yesterday, the TV doc got his comeuppance. Oz was harshly criticized at a Senate consumer protection hearing that followed up on the Federal Trade Commission’s $34 million January lawsuit targeting companies that sell bogus diet products.

I don’t get why you need to say this stuff because you know it’s not true. So why, when you have this amazing megaphone…why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?

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