Point of contention: should I use the HCG injection to lose ...

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Point of contention: should I use the HCG injection to lose weight?

Human chorionic gonadotropin is sometimes prescribed for weight loss. Is it the ‘magic pill’ you’ve been looking for?

Devlin Brown

Nothing sells better than a magic pill or injection. Except, of course, if it’s a vaccination — then we’ll hear 101 reasons why it’s unsafe.

Imagine a diet company selling a programme that would take a year and an entire lifestyle overhaul — they’d be out of business after the first cheat meal. That’s the only sustainable, long-term weight management tactic, but it requires effort.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone. We’re not talking about spinach leaves here — we are talking something that requires a doctor’s prescription, and it’s not hard to find it marketed online...

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