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HCG Diet Products Declared Illegal: The Joan Jerkovich Show

Put a few drops of the HCG hormone (HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropic hormone is produced by the placenta and made from the urine of pregnant women) under your tongue, drop your intake to 500-800 calories per day and magic!….you could lose upwards of 30 pounds in 30 days! Wee ha! Where do I sign up?

But, whoa there……at a cost of $800 to $900 does the HCG Diet work?

The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published an analysis of the research on HCG in 1995. The research showed no benefit of HCG in promoting weight loss. In December 2009, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians posted a position paper concluding that they did not recommend HCG as a weight loss aid.

Do we believe the researchers, or do we jump on the train of success stories joining carloads of people who’ve lost extreme amounts of weight on this diet?

As of December 6, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has prohibited the sale of HCG diet products and declared them fraudulent and illegal. Over the counter HCG is illegal. Prescription HCG, as prescribed by a licensed physician, is not.

Ron Hunninghake, MD, talks this weekend on “The Joan Jerkovich Show” about the use of prescription HCG for weight loss.  Adding HCG to a very low calorie diet supposedly helps with the hunger and loss of muscle.  It’s also supposed to activate visceral fat, that hard to lose fat around your middle.  My second guest is a believer.  He lost over 100 pounds on the HCG diet.


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