Hey Jon Marshall, DO, thanks for recommending Hydroxycut! I know you’re just a “Resident Physician” as the commercial says (funny, it didn’t mention you’re a radiologist in training) but you radiologists interact with patients and advise them on weight loss pretty consistently, right? Look, you’re pretty hot and all, and I’m sure that helps sell the pills, but seriously, dude. You chose medicine for “the science behind it. I also like dealing with people and helping them,” and you’re hawking a product with pretty iffy science behind it (Hydroxycut was sued for making false statements about it being “clinically proven” and paid to settle). And you have to admit, it’s kind of funny that you “like dealing with people,” so you went into radiology.
To be fair, at least the Hydroxycut site gives references for their scientific research (in one study of 30 whole patients, another with 60) plus two studies that seem to be about caffeine and green tea.
But also to be fair, the advertised weight loss of 29 pounds in 8 weeks actually isn’t healthy, Dr. Marshall. And I think people are really looking for long-term weight loss, not just 8 weeks’ worth.
Hydroxycut isn’t limited to DOs, however. They’ve got Nick Evans, a MD and attending orthopedist/sports medicine man hawking the product, too. (At least his specialty is related to exercise and weight loss.) Dr. Evans, dude, you look huge! (My favorite is the Bodybuilding Anatomy book with his head photoshopped on a drawing of a bodybuilder torso.)