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November 29, 1976

Chorionic Gonadotropin in Weight Control: A Double-Blind Crossover Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Endocrine Service, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Lackland Air Force Base, Tex (Lt Col Young), Biometrics Division, Brooks Air Force Base, Tex (Mr Fuchs), and USAF Hospital, Dyess Air Force Base, Tex (Dr Woltjen). Dr Woltjen is now in private practice in Abilene, Tex.

JAMA. 1976;236(22):2495-2497. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270230017019

Two hundred two patients participated in a double-blind random crossover study of the effectiveness of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) vs placebo in a weight reduction program. Serial measurements were made of weight, skin-fold thickness, dropout rates, reasons for dropping out, and patient subjective response. There was no statistically significant difference between those receiving HCG vs placebo during any phase of this study (P>.1).

(JAMA 236:2495-2497, 1976)

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