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CSPI weighs in on Dr. Phil

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"Dr. Phil [McGraw's] line of expensive dietary supplements shakes and nutrition bars...are high on quackery and aren't likely to help anyone lose weight," Center for Science in the Public Interest Senior Nutritionist David Schardt reports in CSPI's January/February Nutrition Action Healthletter. The "clearly overweight" doctor "wants fans to pay $120 for his vitamins and up to $90 for his bars and drink mixes every month," Schardt says, noting there are "no studies showing the supplements promote weight loss in anyone." Dr. Phil's bars contain sugars and oils, which Schardt notes are considered "off-limits" for people seeking to lose weight, according to Dr. Phil's own diet books...
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