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Why Choose our Coaching Program.

The Coaching we offer is Now In 2 Peer-Reviewed Journals!

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it means the program we are using is officially “research-proven”. You can even take a look at the studies if you like.

Dr. John Berardi
I’ve got a very exciting announcement today. As of this week, our 2nd paper examining the safety/efficacy of Precision Nutrition Coaching was published.

In the latest study, done in conjunction with Dr. Maggie Watt, a PNC graduate and physician from Victoria, BC, we studied overweight / obese women in her practice and looked at how PNC influences:
* weight,
* waist circumference,
* fat mass,
* muscle mass,
* blood pressure,
* total cholesterol,
* low density lipoproteins,
* high density lipoproteins,
* triglycerides,
* C reactive protein,
* fasting glucose,
* and more.
The results were very positive. Over the 12 months, women who completed the program:
** lost 16.52 (13.63) lbs (P < 0.001),
** reduced waist circumference by 3.44 (2.31)” (p < 0.0001),
** decreased diastolic blood pressure by 3.33 (0.46) mmHg (P = 0.02),
** increased high density lipoproteins by 0.14 (0.28) mmol/L (P = 0.01).
In conclusion, the women who completed PNC experienced significant weight loss (8.28% of initial body weight) coming predominantly from body fat. Chronic disease risk factors also improved.
Here’s the title and abstract:
A Personalized, Multi-Platform Nutrition, Exercise, and Lifestyle Coaching Program: A Pilot in Women…/S2214-7829(16)300…/abstract…
I should also mention our first study, done in conjunction with Dr. Shannon Lynch and Dr. Kathryn Schmitz, both PNC grads and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
In this study we studied female breast cancer survivors who underwent prophylactic oophorectomy and thus experienced premature surgical menopause. In this group we looked at:
* cardiovascular fitness,
* dietary intake,
* leisure time activity,
* body composition,
* bone mineral density,
* bone structure,
* muscle strength.
Again, really positive results.
** Average adherence to all program components was 74.8 %
** Women in the intervention group maintained their cardiovascular fitness level over the 12 months (1.1 ± 7.9 %), while the control group significantly decreased fitness capacity (−4.0 ± 7.5 %).
** There was a significant difference between groups in percent change of whole body bone area (−0.8 ± 2.5 control and 0.5 ± 1.30 intervention).
** We also observed decreased BMI (−4.7 ± 6.2 %) and fat mass (−8.6 ± 12.7 %) in the intervention group due to significant concomitant decreases in caloric intake and increases in caloric expenditure. The control group demonstrated decreased caloric intake and decreased lean tissue mass.
In this population at high risk for detrimental cardiovascular and bone outcomes, PNC mitigated a decline in cardiovascular health, improved bone health, and decreased weight through fat loss.
Here’s the title and abstract:
Commercially available lifestyle modification program: randomized controlled trial addressing heart and bone health in BRCA1/2+ breast cancer survivors after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy.
We worked on one additional study with the Philadelphia group — the work was detailed here in this article… — and the team is working on getting that one published now.
In the end, these studies represent a significant milestone for our entire team.
You see, within PN we know what our coaching can do. But outside PN people have remained skeptical, especially those in the evidence-based communities (including medicine, pharma, etc).
As of now we can point to these studies to demonstrate that not only does PN have a strong track record, not only does PNC demonstrably work, but that PNC is now officially “evidence-based”.

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