What are Peer reviewed studies?

peer reviewed studies

Peer Reviewed Studies

peer reviewed studies

In the chaotic world of Health and Wellness, there are many opinions on Obesity, Nutrition, and one thing is constant. The stats are growing and solutions must be found.

I attended a conference and listened to Krista Varady, Ph.D. (Nutrition) who is an assistant professor at the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.  She was selected to lead a clinical evaluation of Isagenix .  She is a prolific researcher with more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Varady has devoted much of her research to investigating novel strategies to facilitate weight-management and decreasing cardiovascular disease risk in obese subjects . She is also one of the pioneers in researching alternate-day and intermittent fasting.

The study compared a dietary plan using certain components of an Isagenix weight-loss system to a “heart-healthy” dietary plan based on nationally recognized guidelines  This dietary plan was modified to include intermittent fasting along with supplementation of a flavored drink as a placebo.

The 10-week study evaluated the effects of both dietary plans in combination with intermittent fasting, or “Cleanse Days,” on body weight, body composition, cardiovascular risk factors, oxidative stress markers and inflammation in 54 obese women with a body mass index above 35.

Obesity studies ~ Obesity 2012

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition requiring a cross-disciplinary approach to its study. For example, growing evidence suggests that more attention should be placed on visceral obesity because of its unique implications on health.

**credit University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) **

For copies of all studies or for more information regarding Isagenix products.  please contact us

Results of Study

The study found that the subjects in the Isagenix group had superior results across several clinical parameters in comparison to the “heart healthy” group, with respect to adherence, including body composition, body weight, body fat, cardiovascular risk factors, and oxidative stress markers. One of the most impressive results was that of up to double the visceral fat lost along with improved cardiovascular risk markers in the Isagenix group in comparison to the “heart healthy” group.

Isagenix peer reviewed studies

There are now 3 peer reviewed studies for Isagenix.

Isagenix attracts the top people in their field.  Their Scientific Board now includes Dr. Michael Colgan  and

Dr. Dennis Harper

Dr. Harper has been in general medical practice for 20 years and was instrumental in getting the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act) implemented in 1994. Dr. Harper is a voting member of the American Osteopathic Association, President of Physicians for Progressive Medicine, Chairman for the licensing board for the state of Utah and a Fellow for the Federation of State Medical Boards. Dr. Harper is the author of “Cleansing for Life: Nature’s Best Kept Health Secret.”
Dr. Harper turned to investigate and implement into his practice natural alternative methodologies to addressing health and wellness for his patients 18 years ago. He is a pioneer among traditionally trained doctors marrying the best of both worlds, traditional medical practices and natural “alternative” approaches.


  • Varady KA, Bhutani S, Church EC, Phillips SA. Adipokine responses to acute resistance exercise in trained and untrained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2009.
  • Varady KA and Bhutani S. Nibbling versus feasting: Which meal pattern is better for heart disease prevention? Nutrition Reviews. 2009; 67: 591-8.
  • Varady KA, Tussing L, Bhutani S, Braunschweig CL. Degree of weight loss required to improve adipokine concentrations and decrease fat cell size in severely obese women. Metabolism. 2009; 58: 1096-11.
  • Varady KA, Roohk DJ, McEvoy-Hein BK, Gaylinn BD, Thorner MO, Hellerstein MK. Modified alternate-day fasting regimens reduce cell proliferation rates to a similar extent as daily calorie restriction in mice. FASEB J 2008; 22: 2090-6.

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