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Not safe!


Maria Bradshaw

Not safe!

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The?Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP)?has expressed concern about a popular but controversial weight-loss treatment known as HCG, warning that it is potentially harmful.
Writing in an editorial in BAMP’s June/July bulletin, the association?charges that physicians who administer the therapy are “either negligent in failing to practise evidence-based medicine or prescribe this therapy with [other] intent”.
HCG – full name human chorionic gonadotropin – is a hormone produced during pregnancy and has become popular among Barbadians, with many paying $1 000 or more per treatment, which is administered through injections. It is used along with a strict diet protocol that restricts individuals to 500 to 800 calories a day.

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