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is the hcg diet safe for teenagers

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
48 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
"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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's silly stuff: The 'hcg diet' is an 800-calorie severely restrictive diet and this is why you lose weight. The overpriced placebo that is tacked on will probably do ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can ha ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Set achievable goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Sprintec: is a combination OCP with estrogen and progesterone. It is very, but not 100%, effective, just like all other oral contraceptives. It produces hormone ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Too long to answer: There are many books that talk about that and someone in your doctor's office should take the time to go over that with you, call them tomorrow to dis ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Aspartame causes what is known as excitotoxicity in brain and nevous system. Don't use it!
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Who knows?: The product doesn't list it's ingredients other than a type of fiber. That should be a huge red flag to you. The company has also had a class action ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I wouldn't advise it: Thirty years of work on antioxidants has made it pretty clear that they don't prevent disease or improve longevity, despite all the theoretical reason ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Woud not recommend.: If the adults in the family would like to "reboot", great. I would not subject a child to this. I believe the risks outweigh the benefits for a child.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Simeons' Diet?: If you mean simeons' HCG diet, its "full of c**p" - to use a nonmedical phrase. It's based on using hcg, but you can't get HCG expect by prescription ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
low carb: Many women with pcos also have an Insulin resistance. Low carbohydrate diets help.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Forteo really works: Forteo with vit d and calcium will add up to 8% bone mass in one year. It is the only medicine to increase bone density and move the patient out of t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
None.: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: No long term side effects from taking whey proteins.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Government plate: 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbohydrates ( whole grains for example), 1/4 plate as vegetables, and 1/4 plate as fruit. Vary the comple ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Known & obvious to most, no drug comes with 100% in its effectiveness & safety, and no doctor can predict what side effects may happen an indi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
FOOD: Eating nice protein sources is the best thing for your teen. Grilled chicken, tuna, eggs are all great options and can easily be made available.

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