The third most viewed story for 2013 on the WFAA ABC News website is called “Dr. Oz changes his mind about the HCG diet“, and there is a very good reason why.
The HCG diet is a combination between a special restrictive diet and an injection of a natural hormone (“HCG” stands for “human chorionic gonadotropin”) that has been shown to produce amazing weight-loss results. The idea behind this combination is that use of the hormone will “reset” your system to become used to a lower calorie diet more quickly, so that your body can adjust to a leaner lifestyle without feeling as hungry or weak as you might without the hormone.
The basic idea behind this diet has been around a long time. It was developed in the 1950’s by a British researcher, Dr. Simeons, and medical research on using HCG to treat obesity goes back to the 1990’s. However, it has always been shadowed by skeptics and naysayers. Many people have argued that anyone who goes on a “restrictive diet” will lose weight, and that there really hasn’t been sufficient evidence that the HCG had very much to do with it.
That is exactly the challenge that Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, gave to researchers who prescribe HCG: give me some scientific proof that the injection of HCG really produces results for people following the HCG diet.
So they did the research. Earlier this year, in 2013, Dr. Oz was presented with the results of this research, and he was impressed. He said that although there is no evidence that over-the-counter “droplets” do anything, the HCG diet with a prescribed injection of the hormone “seems to very carefully allow you to lose weight without burning a lot of muscle.”
Check out the whole article on WFAA.com.
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