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A dangerous diet: The hcg diet

The HCG diet brings into the spotlight the hCG hormone. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced during pregnancy that is made by the developing placenta after conception, and later by the placental component syncytiotrophoblast. British endocrinologist Albert T. W. Simeons proposed HCG as a supplement to an ultra-low-calorie weight-loss diet (less than 500 calories)....