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Can you please list the risks associated with the hcg diet?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Starvation: It doesn't work. The diet stipulates that you are on a extremly low calorie intake. This is what causes the weight loss, but it is very difficult to maintain and is not healthy for your body.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
What I tell patients: You could be allergic, irregular menses, migraine exacerbations, rare allergic reaction or edema, rare temporary hair loss, blood clot formation, gallstones.

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