New York, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2014
During the 55th Annual American College of Nutrition Conference on October 16 in San Antonio, Dr. Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research LLC and Medical Director of Northridge Hospital Integrative Medicine Program, presented the final results from a recent study on the popular Dukan Diet. The study, which was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Dukan Diet’s online coaching, showed statistically significant and steady weight loss among all subjects over the 24-week period.
A total of 48 subjects completed the study including all four phases of the diet, with the Attack and Cruise phase starting from the first week running through week eight, and the Consolidation and Stabilization phase running through week eight to week 24. Participants lost on average nearly 12 pounds, and as much as 45 pounds, over the course of the study.
“The results from this study are both statistically and clinically significant and show that the Dukan Diet appears to be a safe and effective program for weight loss and management. The weight loss was consistent throughout the entire 24 week study, which is very unusual and impressive,” explains Dr. Udani.
Participants of the study were all healthy volunteers ranging in age from 30 to 65; they had never previously participated in the Dukan Diet and were considered to be 25 pounds or more above their calculated “true weight.” During the trial period, each participant was provided with an initial screening to determine their medical history and personal information. They were provided with the best-selling book, The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, by Dr. Pierre Dukan and access to the Dukan Diet online coaching program, as well as the SystemedicusTM eComplianceTM platform Smartphone applications.
The online coaching gave each participant access to one-on-one advice and close monitoring from a Dukan Diet nutritionist. The eCompliance applications were used to send daily images to be reviewed of all meals that had been consumed by the participant and an image of their daily weight on the scale. This advanced monitoring system allowed the researchers to track results for the clinical trial endpoints
The Dukan Diet is a HPV High Protein Vegetable, low fat, low carb four-phase weight loss plan created by French doctor Pierre Dukan that discourages calorie counting and encourages people to eat real foods in order to reach and maintain their True Weight. On the Dukan Diet, dieters are encouraged to eat lean protein, vitamin and mineral rich vegetables and oat bran, combined with drinking plenty of water, daily walking and supportive mentoring. The first two phases of the diet, the Attack and Cruise phase, are designed to help dieters lose weight and the last two, the Consolidation and Stabilization phase, are designed to help dieters keep the weight off for good.
About Dukan Diet
The Dukan Method is a HPV High Protein Vegetable, low-fat, low-carb diet designed for healthy eating and lifelong weight management. Created by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor with more than 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight. 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, the Dukan Diet program offers unique and personalized weight loss coaching, as well as a variety of Fight-Foods products and all natural supplements at ShopDukanDiet.com. The Dukan Diet book has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. To learn more about the Dukan Diet, please visit http://www.dukandiet.com or find Dukan Diet on Facebook or Twitter.
About Medicus Research
Medicus Research is the internationally renowned contract research organization specializing in the study of dietary supplements, functional foods, medical foods, botanical drugs and cosmeceuticals. The California-based CRO was founded 15 years ago by Dr. Jay Udani.
As a board-certified internist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, Dr. Udani was among the first physicians in America to become a certified physician investigator for clinical trials. He was passionate about the study of natural health products as an alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals. Today, Dr. Udani’s company is considered the leader in this industry.
Medicus Research has designed, executed and analyzed more than 200 Phase I - IV clinical trials. The company designs its clinical trials to guarantee that its studies are structure/function compliant and follow strict guidelines issued by FTC, FDA, and EFSA for subject population and endpoint selection. Medicus Research has established GCP and FDA compliant SOPs, internal QA processes, and proprietary management technology systems which ensure the highest quality for all aspects of the study process.
The Shield by Medicus Research is credited for successfully navigating countless companies in the natural health products industry through the ever changing regulatory guidelines and requirements. Systemedicus™, the advanced technology arm of Medicus Industries, creates custom, innovative, patented applications to researchers, practitioners, network marketing companies, as well as other industries.
In 2014, Medicus Research, led by Dr. Udani, was the recipient of the prestigious NBJ Science Achievement Award.
Learn more about Medicus Research by visiting http://www.MedicusResearch.com.