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UPDATE: Dr. Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams

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Dr. Oz testified before Congress on June 17, 2014 regarding deceptive ads. (photo courtesy NBC News) Dr. Oz testified before Congress on June 17, 2014 regarding deceptive ads. (photo courtesy NBC News)
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.
    
Oz was scolded at a Senate hearing by Chairman Claire McCaskill for claims he's made about weight-loss aids on his TV show, "The Dr. Oz Show."
    
Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, acknowledged that his language about green coffee and other supplements has been "flowery." He promised to publish a list of specific products he thinks can help Americans shed pounds and get healthy - beyond eating less and moving more.
    
McCaskill took Oz to task for a 2012 show in which he proclaimed that green coffee extract was a "magic weight loss cure for every body type."

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