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Health expert Mehmet Oz poses during a photocall for the TV series "The Dr. Oz Show" at the 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Senate panel scolds TV's Dr. Oz over diet claims

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing bogus diet product ads took celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to task on Tuesday for touting weight-loss products on his syndicated television show.

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, the chairwoman of the Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, said Oz had a role in perpetuating weight-loss fraud through his show.

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