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Should you trust ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and ‘The Doctors’ advice? Study says be wary

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If you, like millions of others, turn to TV shows like “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The Doctors” for medical advice, you may want to do your homework before accepting their advice as gospel.

More than half of the health advice dished out by Dr. Mehmet Oz on his show is unsubstantiated or wrong, according to the study in the British Medical Journal.

To view the BMJ study, go here.

A study published in The BMJ, the weekly peer-reviewed British Medical Journal, on Wednesday randomly selected 80 episodes of the two popular medical TV shows (40 each) that aired between January 2013 and May 2013. The study was conducted by a team of researchers that included professors in family medicine and pharmacy at the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia.

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