Tag Archives: HCG



HCG To Be Removed From Market?

Posted In: Fad Diets By Dr. Lazarus

Is HCG being taken off the market? Today the FDA sent initial warning letters to 7 companies to stop selling HCG. HCG has been shown not to cause weight loss, and the accompanying 500 cal/d “Simeons” diet is thought by Bariatric Physicians to be inadequate to support lean body weight, leading to excess muscle loss […]



Does HCG work?

Posted In: Fad Diets, Weight loss By Dr. Lazarus

If only it were this easy. The short answer to this question is “No.” A better answer can be found on the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) web site. I’ve included a link to this on the physician resources tab mentioned above. HCG is a hormone normally secreted by the placenta during pregnancy. In […]