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Does the green coffee bean extract work? The claims sound good! Take this and the pounds would melt away. You didn’t need to exercise or change your diet. Then there was a pseudo-scientific explanation about the chlorogenic acid in the extract responsible for its amazing properties (they didn’t tell you chlorogenic acid is present in all roasted coffees). It was backed by a clinical study showing people lost weight without diet and exercise. It was endorsed by Dr. Oz on his show.
The Federal Trade Commission said the claims were false. They sued one of the companies that manufactured and sold green coffee bean extract for promoting a “hopelessly flawed study” to support weight loss claims for their product. They said: The study was too small, at 16 subjects, to provide convincing data.
The study contained a number of critical flaws in the design and results. Example, the greatest weight loss actually occurred in the placebo group who weren’t getting it! The lead investigator in India falsified the results. The company knew or should have known this study didn’t prove anything.” The company agreed there was no evidence to back their weight loss claims and paid $3.5 million.
Dr. Oz’s show: “It’s the magic weight loss cure for any body type.” Dr. Oz got it wrong. He never looked into the “clinical study” backing weight loss claims. In a Senate hearing he apologized to the FDA.
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