STUDIES & RESULTS

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Weight Loss Direct believes so much in the power of our weight loss program that we have undertaken two separate studies. One is an Institutional Review Board approved Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Trial, as well as, a Prospective, Longitudinal Cohort Study of the Weight Loss Direct 40-Day Weight Loss Program.

The prospective cohort analysis demonstrated that the Personalized & Supervised “Weight Loss Direct 40 day weight loss program is highly effective—10% of participants lose an average of over 45 pounds in 40 days”

The prospective cohort analysis demonstrated that the top 25% of Personalized & Supervised Weight Loss Direct 40 day weight loss program participants lost an average of 38.7 pounds.

“Overall average weight loss of the 40 day Weight Loss Direct program was 26.2 pounds—14.3 pounds in the first 20 days on the program”*

Both studies demonstrated that the average user not only sustained their weight loss but continued to lose weight after the weight loss phase of the program. The average user in the Prospective study lost over 3 lbs., while the average user of the RCT lost 1.4 lbs. after the weight loss phase of the program.

The IRB approved Randomized Controlled trial demonstrated that participants of the non-personalized & unsupervised 40 day weight loss program safely lost an average of 6.13 pounds in the first 21 days.*

Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Analysis

 

Average, minimum, and maximum total weight loss (lbs) by quartile and gender

Top 25% of Participants

Gender Average Total Weight Loss Minimum Total Weight Loss Maximum Total Weight Loss
Men 46.0 lbs average men 39.2 lbs. 75.8 lbs.
Women 31.9 lbs average women 26.9 lbs. 66.4 lbs.
Total (All) 38.7 lbs average overall 31.1 lbs. 75.8 lbs.

50-75% of Participants

Gender Average Total Weight Loss Minimum Total Weight Loss Maximum Total Weight Loss
Men 35.7 lbs average men 32.5 lbs. 39.2 lbs.
Women 24.7 lbs average women 22.7 lbs. 26.9lbs.
Total (All) 27.6 lbs average overall 24.8 lbs. 31.0 lbs.

25-50% of Participants

Gender Average Total Weight Loss Minimum Total Weight Loss Maximum Total Weight Loss
Men 29.3 lbs average men 25.8 lbs. 32.4 lbs.
Women 20.9 lbs average women 19.0 lbs. 22.7 lbs.
Total (All) 22.5 lbs average overall 20.2 lbs. 24.8 lbs.

Bottom 25% of Participants

Gender Average Total Weight Loss Minimum Total Weight Loss Maximum Total Weight Loss
Men 21.0 lbs average men 4.0 lbs. 25.7 lbs.
Women 15.3 lbs average women 0.6 lbs. 19.0 lbs.
Total (All) 16.3 lbs average overall 0.6 lbs. 20.1 lbs.
The Weight Loss Direct 40-Day Weight Loss Program also called the Weight Loss Direct 40-Day Classic program is the name given to the 65+ day program that consists of 6 Phases. Weight Loss Direct provides personal coaching and other resources over a 65+ day period of which between 40 to 45 days involve low calorie (800 calorie) and other dietary and lifestyle modifications.

Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Case Study Data comes from first-time client submitted data to a third party for tracking of daily weight loss and progress through the Weight Loss Direct weight loss programs. All results are accurately and transparently presented.

IRB Approved Randomized Controlled Trial was sponsored by Weight Loss Direct and conducted by an independent contract research organization (Global Clinicals, Inc., Los Angeles, CA).

 

STUDY COMPARISON

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PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT ANALYSIS

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL 

GOALS

To assess the efficacy of the personalized & supervised 40-Day weight loss program

To determine short-term weight loss sustainability of the personalized 40-day weight loss program

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL

GOALS

To assess the efficacy of the nonpersonalized and unsupervised 40-Day weight Loss Program

To determine the safety of the 40-Day weight loss program by utilizing blood work, vitals & assessment questionnaires.

To assess medium-term weight loss sustainability (2.25 months after the weight loss phase)

PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT ANALYSIS

PERSONALIZED

The weight loss program was personalized and optimized for each individual user regarding both foods and supplementation

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL

NONPERSONALIZED

The protocols were the same for each user. Each user was given the same list of foods and were all placed on the same 4 nutritional products.

PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT ANALYSIS

SUPERVIZED

Each user was assigned a personal coach who had access to user’s daily weights. User could contact coach daily and would meet each week to review results and make adjustments to help coach and guide the user to success.

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL

UNSUPERVISED

The user had four set meetings (including the 1st visit) with a researcher, whose job was merely to gather information and could not intervene or provide guidance or coaching.

PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT ANALYSIS

RESOURCES AND TOOLS

The user was given a number of resources and tools including member only user portal, which provided an abundance of resources, as well as, advanced email and text support.

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL

MANUAL

No resources or tools were given to the user except a “generic” manual / guide.

PROSPECTIVE LONGITUDINAL COHORT ANALYSIS

SAMPLE SIZE

The sample size of the study was large at 4,505 users

IRB APPROVED RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL

SAMPLE SIZE

The sample size of the study started at 120 participants. 60 Active and 60 control. The trial ended with 36 active participants and 33 control participants.

STUDY COMPARISON

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Maximum Weight Loss Attained over 40 days, by Quartile
Cumulative Weight Loss Over Time

IRB APPROVED DOUBLE-BLIND RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL:

Lipid Panel-Change from Baseline Day 45

Lipid Panel
Day 45 - Baseline
Active Group
Mean (SD) N=36
Control Group
Mean (SD) N=33
P-value*
Cholesterol -8.33 (20.77) -1.45 (25.40) 0.2209
Triglycerides -11.53 (29.81) 0.39 (38.44) 0.1528
HDL Cholesterol -0.75 (7.28) 0.97 (10.31) 0.4307
Cholesterol/HDL -0.08 (0.79) -0.05 (0.52) 0.8627
LDL -5.39 (15.84) -2.48 (18.89) 0.4901
VLDL -2.19 (5.99) 0.06 (7.72) 0.1778

Lipid Panel-Change from Baseline Day 21

Lipid Panel
Day 21 - Baseline
Active Group
Mean (SD) N=36
Control Group
Mean (SD) N=33
P-value*
Cholesterol -11.72 (17.47) -4.36 (23.74) 0.1450
Triglycerides -4.20 (29.66) 0.54 (31.96) 0.5250
HDL Cholesterol -2.61 (6.63) 0.18 (6.98) 0.0931
Cholesterol/HDL 0.02 (0.63) -0.09 (0.48) 0.4305
LDL -8.28 (14.36) -4.97 (18.05) 0.4006
VLDL -0.83 (5.83) 0.42 (6.02) 0.3813

 

Conclusion 

 

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Effectiveness of the Program: 

 

Both studies demonstrate that the Weight Loss Direct 40-Day Weight Loss Program is effective for weight loss. 

 

Safety: 

 

The RCT trial utilized multiple factors including comprehensive blood work to demonstrate that the Weight Loss Direct 40-Day weight loss program resulted in safe weight loss.

 

Sustainability of the Weight Loss: 

 

Both the Prospective Longitudinal Trial and the Randomized Controlled Trial demonstrated sustainability of the weight loss with the RCT showing the weight loss continued after the weight loss phase from day 45 to day 112 during which time the calories were substantially raised with the average person losing an additional 1.4 lbs. on average. The Prospective trial demonstrated that during the 21 to 30 days after the weight loss phase “comparing the set point weight to the maximum of the weights reported throughout the entire maintenance period revealed an average continued weight loss of 3.1 lbs. for women and 3.3 lbs. for men. 84.2% of women and 80.0% of men had no weight gain or continued to lose weight compared to their weight set point throughout a one-month period following the last day of the weight reduction phase of the program and after a substantial increase in calories added back to diet. 95.0% of women and 92.1% of men maintained a weight within 2 lbs. of their set point weight.”

 

The results of this study indicates that the Weight Loss Direct weight loss program safely and effectively effectuated weight loss results. 

 

Weight Loss Direct has received STRONGSCIENCE Level 2 certification for efficacy and safety of its weight loss program