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Decreasing cardiovascular risk factors in obese individuals using a combination of PGX® meal replacements and PGX® granules in a 12-week clinical weight modification program

Ronald G. Reichert / Michael R. Lyon
  • Canadian Centre for Functional Medicine, Coquitlam, BC, Canada; Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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/ Veronica Kacinik / Roland J. Gahler / Priya Manjoo / Monica Purnama / Simon Wood
  • Food, Nutrition and Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; InovoBiologic Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada
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Published Online: 2013-06-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2013-0003

Abstract: In this open, clinically based, weight modification program, we determined in six sedentary obese adults (five women; one male; age range 30–62 years) that the combination of a modified calorie diet plus PGX® meal replacement and PGX® supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in several cardiovascular risk factors over a 12-week time period. This included a significant improvement in lipids (−0.98 mmol/l LDL-C), reduction in average weight (−9.2 kg), mean reduction in fat (−4.1%) and an increase in fat-free mass (2.8%).

Keywords: weight loss; soluble fibre; cardiovascular risk; cholesterol reduction; PGX


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About the article

Received: 2012-05-08

Accepted: 2013-02-01

Published Online: 2013-06-12

Citation Information: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 135–142, ISSN (Online) 1553-3840, ISSN (Print) 2194-6329, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2013-0003.

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