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Dr. Oz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Not Dr. Oz's usual television audience Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of the most well-known, and possibly the most influential medical doctor in America. The Dr. Oz Show is broadcast in 118 countries and reaches over 3 million viewers in the USA alone. When Oz profiles a product or supplement on his show, sales explode – it's called "The Dr. Oz Effect". Regrettably, Oz routinely and consistently gives questionable health advice, particularly when it comes to weight loss products, where Oz regularly uses hyperbolic terms like "miracle" for the products he profiles: (On green coffee extract) — "You may think magic is make-believe, but this little bean has scientists saying they found the magic weight-loss for every body type." (On raspberry ketone) — "I've got the number one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat" (On Garcinia cambogia) — "It may be the simple solution you've been looking for to bust your body fat for good." Dr. Oz has profiled so many dubious health strategies that "The Dr. Oz