Riordan Clinic Research Institute

Over two thirds of Americans are overweight due to calorie rich foods and low physical activity. Obesity is associated with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the team of researchers at the Riordan Clinic studied the effects of a low calorie diet in combination with oral complementation by vitamins, minerals, probiotics and hCG on body composition, lipid profile and stem/progenitor cells in circulation.

The study found that the physician-supervised low-calorie diet combined with the use of hCG and supplemental vitamins, helped to reduce several types of measurements of cholesterol that are considered to be cardiovascular risk factors. These measurements included LDL, total cholesterol, and LDL to HDL ratios. For participants who represented weight loss and fat mass loss, the maximum reduction in lipids that have an effect on overall cardiovascular health were 29% for cholesterol, 38% for LDL and 35% for LDL to HDL ratio.

Furthermore, the diet also improved body composition by reducing fat mass by 12.4% ±8.7. Although lean mass also was reduced, it decreased by only 5.7% ±4.7. As a result, participants went from an average BMI of 34.0 ± 7.2 (SD) to an average BMI of 28.5 ± 6.7 (SD).

There is strong evidence for the role of endothelial progenitor cells, including the population of CD34-positive cells, in the repair of arteries and in the maintenance of vasculature. Therefore, the level of stem/progenitor cells was measured before and after the introduction of the weight loss program.

The study showed that the diet improved the number of circulating CD34-positive cells. This improvement correlated with reduction of the proportion of fat mass. The subjects exhibited an average increase of forty percent CD34-positive cells per micro liter.

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