Health authorities say a popular YouTube video that offers viewers tips on how to lose weight has caused a rash of health problems.
Health authorities say the YouTube video, “I’ve been on a Weight Loss Diet,” contains “slander, falsehoods, deception and deceit” and that viewers are “adversely affected by the content.”
The video was posted last month on YouTube.
It has been viewed more than 100 million times and has been widely shared on social media.
The FDA says the videos have also led to a surge in people seeking medical advice.
The FDA says some patients have been harmed, while others have been injured or killed.
In an online statement, the FDA said that in the past year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received about 1,100 complaints alleging that YouTube videos containing misleading or false information are circulating on the Internet.
FDA says it has taken actions to remove videos that have violated its rules.