What the Research Says
These days there is so much information available on-line, pretty much from anyone who wishes to voice an opinion – and the task is to work out exactly that – what is fact and what is someones informed, or is more often the case, uninformed, opinion.
We often see articles written by self proclaimed experts – from personal trainers to diet and nutrition specialists, etc – however as the hCG diet is a specialised area of fat loss, we believe that you should also consider the opinion of specialists who have been treating patients for over 8 years with on-going success – from those with a few kg to lose, to those who have been diagnosed as obese and considering lap band surgery, to ladies pre-menopause/post menopause – or those with PCOS or other medical conditions that make it extremely difficult to lose weight.
Read here what the experts are saying about hCG as an aid to accelarated weight loss:
Australian Family Physician (afp) magazine – No 6. June 2017 edition.
Extract from article written by Professor Joseph Proietto – MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Professor Joseph Proietto is an Endocrinologist specialising in Diabetes and Obesity
“Many women gain weight as they transition through menopause. For most, the weight gain is modest and can be reduced with a conscious effort to limit energy intake and increase energy expenditure. However many women who are already overweight and obese will gain more weight as they approach menopause.”
He goes on to say that management of obesity can be addressed by reducing energy intake and undertaking a LCD (Low Calorie Diet). He also states “The best method is to lose weight rapidly and with the help of mild ketosis. In a recent published study 200 volunteers who were obese were randomised to either slow or rapid weight loss groups. The results clearly showed that using weight rapidly achieved the best results: 78.4% of the rapid group successfully reached the target weight of 15% weight loss, compared to 52.4% of the gradual group. The volunteers followed the program for 3 years and it was found hat threat of weight loss did not impact the rate of weight gain.”
He goes on to state that any VLCD needs to include a good nutritional supplement range to address micronutrient needs, including vitamins: A, B, C, etc and minerals: such iron, calcium, selenium, zinc, etc.
He also comments on the need to undertake low calorie diets under the supervision of a specialist/dietitian.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1973
W. L. Asher M.D.1 and Harold W. Harper M.D.11 From the American Society of Bariatric Physicians Research Council, 333 West Hampden Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 80110
Effect of human chorionic gonadotrophin on weight loss, hunger, and feeling of well-being.
Twenty female patients on 500- to 550- kcal diets receiving daily injections of 125 IU of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) were compared with 20 female patients on 500- to 550-kcal diets receiving placebo injections. Patients in both groups were instructed to return for daily injections 6 days each week for a total of 36 injections (unless desired weight was achieved prior to this). The HCG group lost significantly more mean weight, had a significantly greater mean weight loss per injection, and lost a significantly greater mean percentage of their starting weight. The percentage of affirmative daily patient responses indicating “little or no hunger” and “feeling good to excellent” was significantly greater in the HCG group than in the placebo group. Additional investigation of the influence of HCG on weight loss, hunger, and well-being seems indicated.
Int J Med Sci. 2011;8(6):445-52. Epub 2011 Aug 1.
Effect of weight reduction on cardiovascular risk factors and CD34-positive cells in circulation.
Mikirova NA, Casciari JJ, Hunninghake RE, Beezley MM.
The Riordan Clinic, 3100 N, Hillside, Wichita, KS, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Institutes of Health medical database (PubMed) has published the following article under the category of ‘hcg weight loss’. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3156990/pdf/ijmsv08p0445.pdf
The primary interest areas are those relating to weight and fat mass–and indicate that the treatment not only reduced body fat mass and total mass but also improved the lipid profile.
Dr Simeons protocol was directed at weight loss–and distinguished from the majority of weight loss programs by emphasising the loss of abnormal body fat. The graph – page 3 (447) clearly shows the hCG diet plan does what it is claimed to do–that is, result in both weight loss AND fat loss. In so doing, it confirms earlier research published in the 1960s and 1970s regarding weight loss, and it further shows evidence that the lost weight consists of fat and NOT primarily water or muscle, as can be the case with other calorie restricted diets without hCG in play.