Friday, September 16, 2011

Dr. Oz And Apple Juice

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Dr. Richard Besser, health, and ABC News medical editor, had a confrontation with Dr. Oz on "Good Morning America." Besser Oz essentially accused of scaremongering. The argument was about a recent episode of Dr. Oz, where Dr. apple juice good test for arsenic and found trace levels.

It was a novelty for most people in the field of medicine:

Scientists say that arsenic is a natural substance and is so abundant in the Earth's soil that often ends in most foods we eat. However, the experts make a distinction between this abundant organic arsenic, which is harmless, and inorganic arsenic, which can be found in some pesticides and other chemicals.

"It is an inorganic form of arsenic in an environment that is toxic, and measure the total arsenic is not informative," said Aaron Barchowsky, professor of environmental health, University of Pittsburgh, who studied the toxicity of arsenic in ' drinking water for 15 years.

As a producer, "Dr. Oz Show," said the apple juice in their tests measured levels of total arsenic and arsenic does not distinguish between organic and inorganic.


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