Dr. Oz Gives Out Wrong/Baseless Advice More Often Than Right

Dr. Oz, “America’s doctor,” while wildly popular, continues to receive bad press regarding the accuracy of his advice.  Recent Washington Post link: “Half of Dr. Oz’s Medical Advice is Baseless or Wrong” (Thanks to Eric Benchimol’s twitter feed for this link)

An excerpt:

The British Medical Journal, which on Wednesday published a study analyzing Oz’s claims along with those made on another medical talk show. What they found wasn’t reassuring. The researchers, led by Christina Korownyk of the University of Alberta, charged medical research either didn’t substantiate — or flat out contradicted — more than half of Oz’s recommendations. “Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits,” the article said. “… The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.”

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