Ask Dr. Mona: Why Does the FDA Say HCG Diets are Dangerous? - FOX 32 News Chicago

Ask Dr. Mona: Why Does the FDA Say HCG Diets are Dangerous?

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The FDA has warned several companies selling the diet drug HCG that they better stop their "fraudulent" marketing schemes.

HCG is a hormone produced by pregnant women. Diet drug companies say taking it (either orally or by injection) can help a person lose weight, but the FDA points out that it's the 500 calorie diet you have to stick to that causes the weight loss -- not HCG.

FOX Chicago News medical contributor Dr. Mona Khanna joined us on FOX Chicago News at 9 to explain why the FDA says HCG is so dangerous.

And for more information about HCG, visit the FDA's website.

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