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Garcinia contains the chemical hydroxycitric acid (HCA).
Dr Oz sued for weight loss supplement he claimed was a 'revolutionary fat buster with no exercise, no diet, no effort'
By Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com and Associated Press 15:04 GMT 03 Feb 2016, updated 06:14 GMT 04 Feb 2016
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- Class action lawsuit claims 'all credible scientific evidence' proves Garcinia Cambogia does not work
- Oz first promoted it on his show in 2013 and interviewed a woman who said it helped her lose 10lb in four months
- He did not advertise a specific brand but the lawsuit singles out supplement seller Labrada, which calls it a 'fat loss aid'
- In 2014 Oz appeared before a congressional hearing for promoting Garcinia Cambogia and other products as 'miracle pills'
- Oz said he recognized they didn't have 'scientific muster to present as fact'
Dr Mehmet Oz is under fire once again for promoting a weight loss supplement on his television show that 'all credible scientific evidence' proves doesn't work, a new class action lawsuit claims.
The supplement in question contains Garcinia Cambogia, a tropical fruit that has been claimed to aid weight loss by burning fat quicker and curbing appetite.
Dr Oz first promoted supplements containing Garcinia Cambogia in a 2013 show in which it was called a 'revolutionary fat buster' and the 'most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss today'.
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Garcinia Cambogia was touted as a pill that could help you shed pounds with 'no exercise, no diet and no effort', and Oz brought on a woman who said it helped her lose 10lb in four months.
Oz did not advertise a specific supplement brand on the episode, but the suit claims that his promotion caused sales of Garcinia Cambogia to skyrocket, according to TMZ.
The lawsuit has specifically singled out supplement seller Labrada, as well as Dr.
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Oz and Harpo Productions, and is seeking refunds for consumers as well as damages.
Labrada advertises Garcinia Cambogia as a 'fat loss aid', explaining that the Hydroxycitric Acid isolated from the fruit helps control cravings and prevents body fat from being made.
Although the site does not specifically advertise Dr Oz's endorsement, a number of the reviews mention that they decided to try the product after it was mentioned on his show.
A representative for The Dr Oz Show has since said the lawsuit is an attack on free speech.
'As we have always explained to our viewers, The Dr Oz Show does not sell these products nor does he have any financial ties to these companies,' they told TMZ.
This isn't the first time Garcinia Cambogia has landed Dr Oz in hot water.
In 2014 Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon whose television career first began on The Oprah Winfrey Show, appeared before a congressional hearing for praising Garcinia Cambogia, green coffee extract and raspberry ketone as weight-loss aids.
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The treatment group was administered a combination supplement containing G.
In addition, a 2008 study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry found that garcinia cambogia helped reduce the buildup of visceral fat in mice.
Claire McCaskill, the chairman of the Senate's consumer protection panel, scolded Oz for promoting magic pills.
'I get that you do a lot of good on your show,' she said during the hearing. 'But I don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true. When you have this amazing megaphone, why would you cheapen your show?'
'The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you called miracles,' she continued.
Multiple studies have concluded that Garcinia Cambioga did not noticeably help people lose weight any more than a placebo pill.
A 2013 study found that although Garcinia extract was safe to use, its effectiveness against obesity remained unproven in 'larger-scale and longer-term clinical trials'.
Oz agreed that his language about the supplements had been 'flowery' but said he believes the products can be short-term crutches and that he even gives them to his family.
'I recognize they don't have the scientific muster to present as fact but nevertheless I would give my audience the advice I give my family all the time,' he said.
Oz reiterated that he never endorsed specific supplements and said he would publish a list of specific products he believed would help Americans lose weight.
Last year a group of ten doctors sent a letter to Columbia University urging that Oz lose his faculty institution at the prestigious Ivy League university, citing his promotion of 'miracle' weight-loss aids.
With less food intake, the better your chances at burning all the stored fats you already have.
Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine,' the letter read.
It added that Oz had 'misled and endangered' the public by 'promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain'.
The university responded that it upheld Oz's right to 'freedom of expression' and that he would not be removed from the faculty.
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