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Is the hcg diet safe for teenagers

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Hcg diet: The fda does not feel that HCG is safe for anyone. The 'hcg diet' starts with 500 calories a day, which is also unsafe. Save yourself some money and... Read More
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
Why would you: Do this diet if you are thin. It is not a matter of safety with the HCG diet. It only works on people who have at least 15 pounds of abnormal fat to... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
"HCG diet" ?: HCG is a hormone produced in the pituitary, and is not approved for safety by the FDA , and arguably no physician advocates. HCG is a strictly prescr... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
No: The HCG diet has been studied, and it is not effective for weight loss. Hcg is a hormone produced by your body when you are pregnant.Severe side effec... Read More
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This me... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No; save your money: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calor... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes but...: Hcg is not likely going to cause any harm but weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testes, it... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
HCG: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. Make small changes. ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
Not recommended: Neither the diet nor elective surgery while on such a severe diet is recommended.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
There : There is no scientific evidence at this time that shows that the HCG diet (hcg is the hormone of pregnancy) is safe or effective. The HCG diet is con... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 41 years experience
Proceed carefully: Being a cancer survivor you should be very careful introducing hcg, which is human Chorionic Gonadotropin , a hormone found in the urine of pregnant w... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
HCG diet w/o proof: Regardless of whether you've fought off cancer or not, there is no accepted proof of safety & effectiveness regarding HCG diet. Check out http://www.M... Read More

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