Dr. Oz & The Doctors – TV Quacks People Trust Their Lives With…

BMJ study blasts “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors


researchers have concluded that the advice given on “Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors” is untrustworthy. [Korownyk C and
others. Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and
the evidence to support their recommendations: A prospective
observational study. British Medical Journal, Dec 17, 2014] After evaluating 80 randomly selected statements made on each show, the researchers concluded:

  • For recommendations in The Dr Oz Show, evidence supported 46%, contradicted 15%, and was not found for 39%.
  • For recommendations in The Doctors, evidence supported 63%, contradicted 14%, and was not found for 24%.
  • “Believable” or “somewhat believable” evidence supported 33% of the recommendations on The Dr Oz Show and 53% on The Doctors.

The full text of the study is available online.

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