Study demonstrates benefits of weight loss, improved body composition, by avoiding food sensitivities in obese subjects
Researchers at University of Texas, Galveston, in collaboration with Cell Science Systems, Corp., recently reported in the British Journal of Gastroenterology, results of a one-year weight loss study.
The study, entitled, Food Allergen Elimination for Obesity Reduction; a Longitudinal, Case-Control Trial, was designed to examine the weight loss and body composition effects of following a food sensitivity avoidance diet either alone or in conjunction with exercise. Study participants had to have a minimum BMI (body mass index) of 30 to participate in the study. For reference, a BMI of 30 in a 5’ 3” female would be 170 lbs.
Food sensitivities were determined using the ALCAT Test, performed at Cell Science Systems’ laboratory in Deerfield Beach, FL. The ALCAT Test had previously demonstrated benefit in achieving short term improvement in scale weight and/or body composition in 98% of subjects in a 100-person controlled trial carried out at Baylor Medical College.