Saturday, January 10, 2015
"Half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice is baseless or wrong, study says"
I guess we shouldn't be surprised that TV shows are of the same ilk...
In a recent Washington Post article, Terrence McCoy reported on this:
"And now, his work has come under even greater scrutiny in 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.'"