Dr. Oz Will Serve on Trump Administration Sports Council, White House Says

The White House announced on Friday that Dr. Mehmet Oz will serve on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.

Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, took to Twitter to confirm his latest job title.

"I've been supporting children's health programs with @HealthCorps and appreciate the need to improve lifestyle opportunities for our youth. Serving on @FitnessGov offers a platform to amplify the best practices shown to work across our school systems," Oz tweeted on Friday.

The cardiac surgeon from New Jersey is known for his daily TV talk show on which he discusses a variety of health topics. Oz, along with 20 other board members, will serve on the council for two years.

In February, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the council with an emphasis on having children become more involved in team sports, Axios reported.

Oz has been called out for sharing false medical advice. In June 2014, during a Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance subcommittee hearing, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Miss.) slammed Oz for lying to his viewers about a weight-loss pill that would help people lose fat quickly.

"I don't get why you need to say this stuff, because you know it's not true," McCaskill said.

A 2014 British Medical Journal study found that recommendations from TV doctors were based on poor research, according to Christina Korownyk, an associate professor at the University of Alberta's medical school and a coauthor of the study.

"The research supporting any of these recommendations is frequently absent, contradictory or of poor quality," she said in a previous statement.

Oz isn't the only celebrity on the team. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, New York Yankee Mariano Rivera, NFL running back Herschel Walker, golfer Natalie Gulbis and volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor also will serve on the board.

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