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Meal replacements and fibre supplement as a strategy for weight loss. Proprietary PGX® meal replacement and PGX® fibre supplement in addition to a calorie-restricted diet to achieve weight loss in a clinical setting
- Reichert, Ronald G., Reimer, Raylene A., Kacinik, Veronica, Pal, Sebely, Gahler, Roland J., Wood, Simon
- Biotechnology & genetic engineering reviews 2013 v.29 no.2 pp. 221-229
- biotechnology, body mass index, breakfast, dinner, energy intake, foods, genetic engineering, granules, low calorie diet, lunch, men, menu planning, overweight, snacks, soluble fiber, waist, weight loss, women
- Meal replacements and viscous soluble fibre represent safe and sustainable aids for weight loss. Our purpose was to determine if PGX® meal replacements and PGX ® fibre complex in combination with a calorie-restricted diet would aid in weight loss in a clinical setting. Fifty-two overweight and obese participants (49 women, 3 men; average age 47.1 years) with a mean body mass index (BMI) of 33.8 ± 6.4 kg/m ² consumed 57 g of proprietary PGX® meal replacement product at breakfast and another 57 g at lunch for 12 weeks. In addition to the meal replacements, they were also asked to consume 5 g/day of PGX® fibre in the form of granules, powder or capsules together with 250 mlwater. A registered dietician recommended low-fat, low-glycaemic-index foods for snacks and the dinner menus such that each volunteer was consuming a total of 1200 kcal/day. All participants (n = 52) lost a significant amount of weight from baseline (−4.69 ± 3.73 kg), which was further reflected in the reductions in their waist (−7.11 ± 6.35 cm) and hip circumference (−5.59 ± 3.58 cm) over the 12-week study (p < 0.0001). BMI scores (n = 51) were reduced by 1.6 ± 1.4 kg/m ². The use of PGX® meal replacements and PGX ® fibre along with a controlled dietary caloric intake is of benefit for short-term weight loss.