Yes, Those Outrageous Online Weight Loss Ads Are Too Good to Be True

July 10, 2014 5:23 PM

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Yes, Those Outrageous Online Weight Loss Ads Are Too Good to Be True

There has been quite a commotion in the news recently about diet and weight loss promotion and advertising. A U.S. Senate Subcommittee recently held a hearing on the issue where Dr. Mehmet Oz, famed host of The Dr. Oz Show, was the focus of many of the committee members' questions because of his on-air promotion of several different ingredients in widely marketed dietary supplements, and the participation of such a high-profile witness did garner significant media attention (not every Senate hearing is featured in a lengthy segment on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver).

I, too, testified at the hearing.

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