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Senators Criticize Dr. Oz for "Miracle" Weight Loss Claims. But do they Exist?

Local Dietitians say there are no shortcuts to weight loss.
Rockford-David Woodard works out at The Rock Fitness and Swim. He says he got his physique from hard work, and nothing else. Woodard says “Your diet pills per say will help enhance your workout, but you still have to put in the work regardless. You still have to do cardio; still have to do resistance training, in order to lose weight.”


Stacey Giacomazzo has tried miracle weight loss pills in the past. She says "I've taken some supplements to decrease your appetite, as well as to decrease your energy; I like to stick with something all natural. But overall I would say the best results you're gonna get is gonna be from just hard work at the gym, and as well as what you put in your body."

Miracle weights loss claims got TV’s Dr. Oz criticized by senators. They claim his endorsements of products give people false hope of quick results.

Nathan Hamman is a dietitian at OSF Hospital. He says patients ask for advice on supplements, but he tells them to diet and exercise instead of looking for the quick fix.

Hamman says "It's hard to really recommend anything beyond, with any certainty, because there's not any strict labeling laws on what’s in these types of over the counter products or herbal supplements.”

He also recommends Stateliners do their homework before purchasing products. He adds "There's like certain herbal plants that only part of the plant part of the plant is beneficial, and sometimes they'll go and buy it, and it might be the whole herb, and not just the leaf, and just the root, or just the stem and they might be selling you the part that doesn't have any benefits for you, but it doesn't say that anywhere on there.”

Dr. Oz says he supports every product he talks about on his show. Even recommending them to members of his family
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