Inside Bogus Weight Loss Fads

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HCG Diet Direct

HCG Diet Direct marketed liquid drops of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, which is produced by the human placenta and found in the urine of pregnant women. The company charged $200 for a 40-day supply of the drops. The drops promised weight loss without proper scientific evidence. The government's $3.2 million fine against the company was suspended because HCG cannot pay the amount.

(Photo: Courtesy of HCG)

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