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Hormone use for the treatment of obesity

Friday, 14 March 2014, 3:21 | Weight loss plans | 0 Comment | Read 479 Times
by shahida

lose weightOne of the most popular treatments of the 20th and 21st century is the use of the hormone HCG in the treatment of obesity. Although in its early joy of popularity and acceptance, today day is not so. For this reason, I invite you to know why its use is controversial.

In the early 1950’s, Dr. ATW Simons discovered, almost by chance, that people who were treated with HCG for treatment of dystrophy adipose genital, not only improving your medical state, but had a better fat sharing and even lost some weight.


This made him think that daily administration of 125 international units of this hormone along with a very low calorie diet could exist an effective action for obesity. Apparently this amount of hormone caused no side effects.

Based on their results this treatment became popular, but as time has elapsed there have been different studies that questioned the use of this hormone; which provoked and caused great controversy.

Why is the use of HCG controversial

The controversy occurs when the FDA considers, from different trials and investigations, to the use of HCG is not useful for treating overweight. Apparently the difference of approach lies in that the use of HCG would reduce adipose tissue, without causing a great loss of weight. This parameter does not allow the FDA to approve it as a drug for weight loss.

This disagreement raises an argument between advocates and opponents of the use of HCG for weight loss.

Those who defend the use of this hormone to lose weight suggest its use, but is not patented medicines for weight loss; which can be dangerous since their uncontrolled use can be contraindicated and cause various side effects.

The HCG can be administered in the form of injections, tablets or drops. These latter forms of consumption are very hand for those who need to lose some kilos, since they can get on the web. Even they sold them as homeopathic drops, which should be verified.

If there is a dispute of criteria on whether the hormone HCG serves not to lose weight, the reality is that there should be a discussion related to the control of the use of this hormone.

Sometimes used without thinking of the consequences that can produce health. It should not be forgotten that it is a hormone that serves other functions in the body, and if it is not indicated and controlled properly can be dangerous.

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