Weight loss clinics in Texas have been stopped from advertising HCG injections, following action by the state's attorney general's office.
The HCG diet is a weight loss programme that requires participants to receive injections of HCG in conjunction with a daily caloric intake of just 500 calories a day.
The contraversial diet - which has never been approved by the FDA as a weight loss drug - is typically used as a fertility drug.
Supporters of the diet claim that regular HCG injections keep hunger at bay while assisting with the body's fat storage. However, there is no research to support this to date.http://www.weightlosssurgerychannel.com/breaking-wls-news/weight-loss-clinics-offering-hcg-diet-under-scrutiny.html/