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Does hCG work for weight loss?
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: It's not proven to
What works is reducing caloric intake.
Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back.

In brief: It's not proven to
What works is reducing caloric intake.
Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
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In brief: No
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Villaplana is correct. We see people who have had good results with weight loss using the HCG "diet" - those results occur because of following the recommended caloric restriction required along with the HCG. Anyone who takes in less calories than they burn will lose weight.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Absolutely
You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories.
You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day.

In brief: Absolutely
You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories.
You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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