History of the HCG Diet
A British doctor, Dr Simeons, discovered the HCG diet in 1954. Prior to this he had spent years trying to understand what caused obesity. He viewed obesity as a disorder and rather than looking at overeating as a cause, he considered it the result. The initials (HCG) stand for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a hormone produced in large amounts by pregnant women to control metabolic functions.
HCG Diet Dangers and Side Effects