On Monday, we were first to report that a study of green coffee bean extract for weight loss touted on the Dr. Oz Show had been retracted.
In prior seasons, we covered Green Coffee Extract and its potential as a useful tool for weight loss. Recently the authors of the peer reviewed research paper on which our coverage had been partially based formally retracted their study. While this sometimes happens in scientific research, it indicates that further study is needed regarding any potential benefits of Green Coffee Extract.
As the Post reports:
As of this posting, Oz’s Web site has been entirely scrubbed of almost every mention of the green coffee extract, including the episode touting the product and the “independent” experiment he and his show conducted to present their own evidence of the substance’s weight-loss effects. The 2012 episode has also vanished from YouTube due to a “copyright claim by doctoroz.”