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Dr. Oz testifies in hearing about "magic" weight loss pills

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz has testified in Washington, answering if there's a miracle pill for weight loss.

"Do you believe there is a magic weight loss cure out there?" asked Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.

"If...the word...if you're selling something because it's magical, no," said Oz. "If you're arguing that it's going to be like magic because if you stop eating carbohydrates, you're going to lose a lot of weight -- that's a truthful statement. You may not agree with the flowery use of the word 'magic,' but it is true that most people cutting out simple carbs will lose weight."

The hearing was focused on false and deceptive advertising practices for weight loss products. It comes on the heels of the Federal Trade Commission's suit against Pure Green Coffee, which created fake news sites to market its supplements.

The suit also cites false claims that Dr. Oz endorsed the product.

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