A 25-year-old female asked:
If i am only 20 pounds overweight, is it unhealthy to try the hcg diet for one cycle?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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 method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work.
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Endocrinology 20 years experience
Placebo: When studied against placebo, the diet did no better than the control group. Given it is a 500 calorie diet, you will likely lose weight but the "hcg" (it is often a unregulated nutraceutical) is not the cause, the calorie restriction. I recommend searching scholar.Google.Com or pubmed and reading yourself.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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