Many American gets their health advice from Dr. Oz and other Doctors who present their recommendation of TV Medical Talk Show, but there are many confusing information about the shows. So the question is; Should you be watching the Dr Oz show for health advice? Although safe and reliable weight-loss solutions have never been so easy, Dr. Oz explores the latest diet trends, lifestyle changes and fitness regimes that provide the safest, fastest and easiest way to shed extra weight. Millions of American watch depends on the show for medical advice, and a number of those who have used the advice have reported effectiveness.
A study published in the weekly British Medical Journals reviewed about 80 episodes of two medical TV shows reveals that about half of the recommendations provided by the doctors are evidence based while the rest half are not scientific-based and are based on some believable evidence. The study was done by a group of researchers composed of a family of medical and pharmacy professors from the University of Colombia and the University of Albert. The team analyzed different recommendations made in the 80 shows and rated them based on the scientific proof and effectiveness reports among the users.
The researchers then selected another 160 recommendation from two different TV shows, 80 recommendations each. The team of the reviewers then reviewed the evidence used and went further to check whether the advice existed in scientific books. However, they found that about 54.4 of the recommendations were supported by at least one of scientific proof while about 45.6 percent of the recommendations were not backed up by evidence and some few were a contradiction to common medical research.
Most of the people who follow the Dr. Oz’s recommendation are doing so on the basis of a trust rather than through balanced explanations of benefits, costs, and harms. The fact that most of the recommendations are working without any side effects and lack of potential conflict of interest is challenging to resist the adoption of the recommendations. It however importance for the consumers to be skeptical about the recommendation made on television medical talk show. They may need to seek for further recommendations from their local medical doctors. Up half of the recommendations are not scientific but depends mainly on believable evidence.
Although most of the recommendation are evidence-based, Dr. Oz may be should have a disclaimer at the end of the show informing them that some of the information may not be very accurate. They should allow viewers to know that before trying cut or any ingredients out of their diet, they may need to console their doctors.
In conclusion, although most of the Dr. Oz recommendations are work as reported by a number of users, some of the recommendations are not sustainable while others do not work at all. Before you start eating pumpkin seed to reduce skin redness or try as recommended in a Television Talk show, it is important to seem more medical advice from your local doctor. You doctor will be able to inform you further on how the recommendation is powerful and if there is any other effective way of achieving the same results. Note that, although most of the recommendations seem to work well with most of the people, research has revealed that not all the recommendation are not a scientist in nature but are based on some believable evidence.