A dietitious doctor has been caught on camera covering up for her colleagues by using the word “diet” to describe diet pills.
In the clip, which has gone viral, the doctor explains that it is common to refer to diet pills as “diets” because the pills have been shown to cause weight loss.
Dr. Anjali Sharma, a gastroenterologist and board-certified dietitologist, says she is a “natural” doctor, and the fact that the word was used in her job description is part of her professional ethos.
Sharma says she’s a “healthy person,” but she doesn’t think diet pills are a good idea.
“They are not the best medication for weight loss, they’re not the only one,” Sharma told Axios.
“They’re just not the one.”
She says she uses the word to refer, not as a doctor, but as a “doctor of diet.”
But when it comes to covering up diet pills, she says it is a medical error.
“I don’t know how else to explain it other than I am a doctor of diet,” she said.
“There’s nothing wrong with it if it’s not going to work.
I am not a dietician.
I’m not going around trying to convince you that you should take it.”
Sharma’s comment comes as the Food and Drug Administration is investigating a recent warning that diet pills can lead to weight gain and obesity.
The agency said it has issued a notice to the U.S. Food and Cosmetic Board warning that the drugs are potentially harmful and could pose a danger to consumers.
“These drugs are not FDA approved and, if they are, they should not be marketed or sold in the U, even though they are not yet FDA approved,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.
The FDA also said that if patients and health care professionals have concerns about the drugs, they can contact the agency at 1-800-FDA-1088.