Study Finds the Dr Oz Show is Full of Lies.
A Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal fnds that the medical information offered by The Dr. Oz Show is mostly inaccurate.
“Recommendations made on medical talk shows often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of these benefits,”
“Approximately half of the recommendations have either no evidence or are contradicted by the best available evidence. Potential conflicts of interest are rarely addressed.”According to the study led by researchers from the University of Alberta
About the study finding Dr Oz is full of Lies
For the study, the researchers randomly selected 40 early 2013 episodes of The Dr. Oz Show which runs Monday through Friday. All recommendations made on the program were identified, and a group of experienced evidence reviewers independently searched for and evaluated evidence to support 80 randomly selected recommendations from the show.
Results of the Study Finding Dr Oz is Full of Lies
54% – Could find at least a case study or better evidence to support the claims made by The Dr. Oz show.
46% – Claims made by the Dr Oz show were supported by medical evidence.
15% – Claims made by the Dr Oz show were contradicted by medical evidence.
39% – Claims made by the Dr Oz show could not be supported or contradicted by medical evidence.
“Believable or somewhat believable evidence supported 33% of the recommendations on The Dr. Oz Show.”
The Dr. Oz show makes 12 recommendations per episode with 7 of them unsupported or contradicted by medical evidence.
39% of the recommendations made on The Dr. Oz Show, was dietary advice.
The thing this study proves is to take Dr. Oz for what it is, an entertainment show and not a medical show. Always speak with a real doctor about medical issues.
“The public should be skeptical about recommendations made on medical talk shows.”