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The HCG diet, in which injections of human chorionic gonadotropin are combined with severe caloric restrictions, is not recommended as safe or effective by most doctors, and could cause health issues.
Injections of HCG have been shown to be ineffective at causing weight loss, and injection of the hormone has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat obesity.

health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diet/articles/2011/03/14/hcg-diet-dangers-is-fast-weight-loss-worth-the-risk

Mar 14, 2011 ... But the so-called hCG diet is either a weight-loss miracle or a dangerous fraud, depending on who's talking. The plan combines drops or ...

www.livestrong.com/article/330394-long-term-health-risks-of-the-hcg-diet

One serious long-term health risk of the HCG Diet is the potential for severe malnutrition. The HCG protocol calls for consuming only 500 calories a day, which ...

www.livescience.com/35636-hcg-diet-dangerous.html

Apr 22, 2011 ... A new diet craze, the hCG diet, is unsafe and unsustainable for long-term weight loss, health experts warn. People who go on the fad diet eat ...

www.doctoroz.com/videos/weight-loss-controversy-hcg-diet-pt-5

Feb 21, 2011 ... Update: The FDA is warning consumers that over the counter HCG products marketed as weight loss aids are unproven and illegal. Harmful ...

www.hcgdietdangers.com

I say you might have heard about it because news is starting to spread about the great results that people are having. But are there any dangers to the HCG diet, ...

www.hcgdietdrops.com/hcg-diet-side-effects-dangers.html

Don't buy HCG diet drops until you've read about the dangers and side effects you'll face. This article exposes the five most common side effects of the HCG diet .

www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/expert-answers/hcg-diet/faq-20058164

Nov 14, 2014 ... HCG diet — Can it help you lose weight? ... However, diets that so severely limit calories have risks, such as gallstone formation, irregular ...

www.empowher.com/weight-loss/content/hcg-diet-dangerous-heart

The following is some basic information about the HCG diet and its potential problems: The basics of the diet : People on this diet typically do a daily injection of ...

www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm281333.htm

Dec 6, 2011 ... HCG Makes Big Claims; A Potentially Dangerous Diet; Story Started Decades Ago. Anyone who has ever been on a diet—and there are many ...