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Colts Neck, New Jersey 07722


Subjects are female patients, randomized to HCG group or placebo group, during a prospective trial, in order to determine the significance, if any, of HCG on maintaining muscle mass during a very low calorie diet in order to demonstrate the potential significance of HCG administration on preserving lean body mass while losing weight.

Study summary:

Four-week clinical trials were conducted on 59 females between the ages of 20 and 55, over an 18 month period. Exclusion criteria included thyroid conditions or prior significant medical history. Patients were randomized to receive daily subcutaneous injections of either hCG (200-300IU) or saline (placebo). All were placed on a VLCD resembling a protein-sparing modified fast. The caloric intake was between 500 and 600 calories, with 50% protein and 50% complex carbohydrates consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables. Measured parameters: weight, body composition via bio-impedance, blood pressure, and blood labs. A subset also underwent weekly electrocardiograms (EKG).


Inclusion Criteria: - Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, - Female, - good health Exclusion Criteria: - complex medical history, - thyroid disease, - BMI less than 30, - psychological instability or history of eating disorder



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Colts Neck, New Jersey 07722
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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