The Dangers of HCG for Weight Loss

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HCG diet dangers

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – which is a hormone extracted from the placenta and urine of pregnant women.  It’s only approved use is to treat infertility in women, and a few other select medical conditions.  It is NOT approved for weight loss.  In fact, the prescription drug label now must state that “there is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or normal distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”

In the United States, HCG weight loss products sold over-the-counter are now illegal.  The HCG Diet Plan was basically labeled a “health care fraud” by the FDA.  But what about getting prescription HCG from a doctor?  The FDA still cautions that “HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity.”  Again, any weight loss that people experience on the HCG diet plan is due to the very low calories consumed.

We have several state of the art programs that can be catered and curtailed to the specific needs of each patient individually. We know that not every person’s body responds exactly the same as the next person’s, nor to the exact same type of treatment. Here at New Results, we work with each person on a case-by-case basis to ensure that you get the results you want, and results that last.


New Results Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical, medical weight loss clinic that provides individualized programs to help patients lose weight and make lifestyle changes that will have lasting RESULTS.