Albert T. W. Simeons
Dr. Albert Theodore William Simeons (1900 in London – 1970 in Rome) was the leading exponent of a weight-loss protocol based on human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). In 1954, he published a book called "Pounds and Inches", and a paper in the Lancet on his theories.
While this may be true for some, there are inumerous people who have been very successful with the HCG diet, mainly when following Dr. Simeons's instructions. There surely exists a strong opposition from big pharma.
- Pounds & Inches a New Approach to Obesity", 1954
- Man's Presumptuous Brain: An Evolutionary Interpretation of Psychosomatic Disease, 1961
- Food: Facts, Foibles & Fables: The Origins of Human Nutrition, 1968
- Linda Lee (2012-04-05). "Bridal Hunger Games: Losing Weight in Time for the Wedding". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
- Simeons, A. T. (1954). "The action of chorionic gonadotrophin in the obese". Lancet. 267 (6845): 946–947. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(54)92556-8. PMID 13213083.
- Stein, Mark R.; Julis, Ronald E.; Peck, Carl C.; Hinshaw, W; Sawicki, JE; Hinshaw, William; Sawicki, John E.; Deller, John J. (1976). "Ineffectiveness of human chorionic gonadotropin in weight reduction: A double-blind study". American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 29 (9): 940–8. PMID 786001.
- Lijesen, GK; Theeuwen, I; Assendelft, WJ; Van Der Wal, G (1995). "The effect of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in the treatment of obesity by means of the Simeons therapy: A criteria-based meta-analysis". British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 40 (3): 237–43. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.1995.tb05779.x. PMC 1365103. PMID 8527285.