Scam of the day – January 27, 2015 – Green coffee bean weight loss scam

Lindsey Duncan and his companies, Pure Health LLC and Genesis Today, Inc have agreed to a 9 million dollar settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding phony weight loss claims made by Duncan and his companies about green coffee bean extracts, which Duncan claimed would enable users to lose 17 pounds and 16% of their body fat in 12 weeks without diet or exercise.  Duncan also touted a severely flawed clinical study which he claimed supported his claims.  Helping his sales of the weight loss product were his television appearances on legitimate shows such as The View and The Dr. Oz Show.  Dr. Oz received much criticism while testifying before Congress recently regarding the recommending of green coffee bean extracts for weight loss on his show.

TIPS

The truth is that there are no quick fixes when it comes to weight loss and you should be wary of any product that promises you can lose tremendous amounts of weight quickly without dieting or exercise.  You should also be wary of any weight loss product that is sold exclusively either over the Internet or through mail-order advertisements.  It is also important to remember that no cream that you rub in your skin can help you lose substantial weight and no product can block the absorption of fat or calories.  The best course of action is to ask your physician about the effectiveness of a particular weight loss product or program before you reduce your wallet in an effort to reduce your waistline.

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