IgG-mediated Food Test for Weight Loss
This study assessed the effect of an IgG-mediated food sensitivity test in combination with a food elimination diet on body composition and secondary outcomes in people who were overweight.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Eliminating IgG-mediated Reactive Foods From the Diet and Its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons|
- Body composition [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Measures of body composition, including: height and weight to assess BMI and hip and waist circumference to calculate waist/hip ratio (WHR)
- Quality of life [ Time Frame: 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Quality of life measured with the SF-36 Health Survey
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Non-reactive foods
Subjects had blood drawn for proprietary test known as the Immuno Bloodprint. Subjects were provided with the test results and an individualized dietary plan based on replacing reactive foods with non-reactive foods as replacements. The primary advice to each participant was to focus as much as possible on eliminating the reactive foods from the diet for a 90-day period.
Other: Replace reactive foods with non-reactive foods
Subjects were provided with the test results and an individualized dietary plan based on replacing reactive foods with non-reactive foods as replacements per the Immuno Bloodprint results.
This study looked at foods that stimulated IgG food antibody production, which may play a role in certain conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, type I diabetes, and migraine headaches.
Using a proprietary blood test, the Immuno Bloodprint, to determine which foods stimulate IgG food antibodies in each person, this study detailed a personalized list of reactive foods that stimulated such antibodies for each participant. The participant was then advised to eliminate as much as possible the reactive foods for 90 days.
|United States, Florida|
|University of Miami CRB|
|Miami, Florida, United States, 33136|
|Principal Investigator:||John E Lewis, PhD||University of Miami|