051 - Diet Pills and Hot Yoga | The Body of Evidence

051 - Diet Pills and Hot Yoga

PIlls being served on a spoon

 

A discussion around ice cream reveals that Jonathan may have fallen into the Twilight Zone. Comedian Jacob Meza goes to ComicCon to talk diet pills and accidentally meets "a good swallower" he knows. Back in the studio, the boys discuss the green coffee bean marketing apocalypse; how to spot fake diet pills; and genuine pharmaceuticals that may kill you, give you hallucinations, or make you leak. The biggest question is: will losing 10 pounds make a difference to your health? Also: hot yoga (not to be confused with goat yoga) and an injectable drug for women who want... to want to have sex.

 

Vox pop by Jacob Meza, host of Comedy Crowd Off, the Heckling Game Show.

 

Jingle by Jillian Correia of Roctavio Canada.

 

Additional music by Seth Donnelly and Kevin MacLeod.

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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References:

 

Retracted Green Coffee Bean paper: http://www.dovepress.com/retraction-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-linear-dose-peer-reviewed-article-DMSO

 

FTC complaint against green coffee bean makers: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/09/green-coffee-bean-manufacturer-settles-ftc-charges-pushing-its

 

Dr. Oz statement: https://www.doctoroz.com/page/recent-developments-regarding-green-coffee-extract

 

Cochrane review on GLP agonists: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=21975753