Mary Beth Kavanagh discusses HCG diet’s safety

HCG dieters see success, but is it worth the risk?

WMC-TV: The HCG diet, in which patients are injected with the hormone HCG to trick the brain into burning extra fat cells and which restricts patients’ diets to 500 calories per day, gets mixed reviews, with many professionals stressing its danger. “It’s definitely advised not to consume that low of a calorie diet,” said Mary Beth Kavanagh, senior instructor of nutrition. “The diet itself could lead to health problems.”