Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) helps with weight loss.

Many weight loss clinics are offering injections of human chorionic gonadotropin hormones for weight control.

They claim that this pregnancy hormone will mobilize stored fat and suppress appetite, while preserving muscle.

The idea is that people can subsist comfortably on a 500 calorie-a-day diet and lose weight without muscle loss and sagging skin. You may also hear of this diet plan as the "Simeons Protocol" after the doctor that first promoted it over 50 years ago.

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