How Safe is HCG, the Pregnancy Hormone for Weight Loss?

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 20, 2011 at 7:39 AM Research News
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Many people have been rushing to get injections of the pregnancy hormone, hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin, produced by the placenta during pregnancy, which allegedly suppresses hunger and promotes quick weight loss. Apparently, people taking these injections daily, can do with a consumption of 500 calories each day.
 How Safe is HCG, the Pregnancy Hormone for Weight Loss?
How Safe is HCG, the Pregnancy Hormone for Weight Loss?
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Though hCG has been approved by the FDA to treat fertility problems in men and women, medical researchers have cautioned against its indiscriminate use which can elevate the risk of headaches, depression and lethal blood clots.

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The FDA has said that the packaging must display clear information that there is no proof that hCG accelerates weight loss by decreasing hunger. The public needs to be aware that this method is unscientific and could leave people undernourished on just 500 calories per day.



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ennairam_23 Saturday, May 21, 2011

How can a pregnancy hormone help people lose weight? It's safety and efficiency for weight loss is not yet established so people who are taking this hormone should be extra careful.

nupur12 Friday, May 20, 2011

This is really very good blog because many Ladies has a query about HCG test. So I think this will really helping for that ladies.

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