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Are hCG diet safe?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: No
And has not been proven to do any good either .Please stay away.

In brief: No
And has not been proven to do any good either .Please stay away.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. James Long
I think there may be something to the hCG. There are some studies that show it is leptin-like, suppressing appetite in the brain.
Dr. Robert Killian
But, The FDA is posed, I believe to put an end to this. Has anyone else heard this?
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hcg diet, bad or not
Yes and no. If you using HCG diet with out a dr. Prescription, could be some contraindications presents.
I am going at my office HCG diet , taking a medical history, some lab test, and them we can recommend to the patient. Patients are different, this is why we have multi system for weight control, depends, age, thyroid, hormones, exercise, nutritional, genetic code, after pregnancy....Etc, .

In brief: Hcg diet, bad or not
Yes and no. If you using HCG diet with out a dr. Prescription, could be some contraindications presents.
I am going at my office HCG diet , taking a medical history, some lab test, and them we can recommend to the patient. Patients are different, this is why we have multi system for weight control, depends, age, thyroid, hormones, exercise, nutritional, genetic code, after pregnancy....Etc, .
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, HCG diets aren't
Hcg simply makes a woman or man make more hormones.
In women, this can lead to excessively high estrogen which is a "clot" promoter. The tandem diet is too low in protein, for anyone losing weight! caveat emptor...Buyer beware.

In brief: No, HCG diets aren't
Hcg simply makes a woman or man make more hormones.
In women, this can lead to excessively high estrogen which is a "clot" promoter. The tandem diet is too low in protein, for anyone losing weight! caveat emptor...Buyer beware.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
I disagree. Patients have had outstanding results with HCG including improvement in their blood pressure, diabetes and arthritic pain. The key is to join a creditable physician supervised program, if you have difficulty finding one check my website anti-agingdoctor.com
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
I agreed with Dr. Tuakli.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
When done under supervision of a physician it is safe and you lose only abnormal fat.
http://www.prlog.org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.html.

In brief: Yes
When done under supervision of a physician it is safe and you lose only abnormal fat.
http://www.prlog.org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.html.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: HCG diet
Some contraindications to HCG include history of malignancy, androgen dependent neoplasm, uncontrolled endocrine disorders, primary ovarian failure, precocious puberty, active thrombophlebitis, polycystic ovarian disease and allergy to hcg.
Hcg as per fda statement does not cause weight loss beyond just caloric restrictions. Only use HCG or any very low caloric diet with an experienced physician.

In brief: HCG diet
Some contraindications to HCG include history of malignancy, androgen dependent neoplasm, uncontrolled endocrine disorders, primary ovarian failure, precocious puberty, active thrombophlebitis, polycystic ovarian disease and allergy to hcg.
Hcg as per fda statement does not cause weight loss beyond just caloric restrictions. Only use HCG or any very low caloric diet with an experienced physician.
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
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