HCG diet was discussed on Dr. Oz. I can not believe it! It must have some momentum behind it. Things are certainly changing. We have been using it and people have been getting results. We use it for a maximum of 6 weeks only. Most patients are happy with just 3 weeks use. Presently there is anecdotal evidence and the best studies were done in the 70’s with a small number of patients. I would love to see a double blind randomized trial for this diet. Presently it’s use is controversial and in the realm of alternative medicine.
It is important to note that the use of HCG is off label and that the Federal Drug Administration in USA insists on this label for the HCG “This weight reduction treatment includes the use of HCG, a drug which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. 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.”