Welcome!

News Feed Item

New Study Results Find that Jenny Craig Helps People with Type 2 Diabetes Manage their Weight Better than Usual Care

Program Also Led to Better Blood Glucose Control and Greater Reductions in Heart Disease Risk Factors; Jenny Craig for Type 2 Now Available to Consumers

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Study Highlights:

  • After one year, Jenny Craig participants lost more than three times as much weight as the Usual Care group.
  • Study participants following Jenny Craig's lower carbohydrate menu significantly reduced their HbA1c levels from 7.3% to 6.6%, while there were no changes in blood glucose control in the Usual Care group.
  • 72% of the Jenny Craig participants taking insulin reduced or eliminated the medication, compared to just 8% of Usual Care participants.

New study results published in the April 23, 2014 online issue of Diabetes Care found that Jenny Craig, a proven solution to weight loss and a leader in the weight loss and weight management industry, helped people with type 2 diabetes lose more weight than those who were provided with "Usual Care" which consists of two counseling sessions and instructions. Participants also significantly lowered HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar controls) and reduced levels of heart disease-related risk factors such as serum triglycerides. Participants who used a lower-carbohydrate Jenny Craig menu had more significant improvement in blood glucose control than those who followed the standard Jenny Craig menu1

New Study Results Find that Jenny Craig Helps People with Type 2 Diabetes Manage their Weight Better than Usual Care.

As a result of these significant research findings, Jenny Craig now offers a new program for those with type 2 diabetes. The program features a menu that includes an optimal balance of nutrients for healthy weight loss and management of blood glucose levels, as well as educational materials that provide lifestyle strategies for healthy eating, physical activity and self-care for weight management in type 2 diabetes.

Study participants were assigned to one of three treatment plans: the standard Jenny Craig menu, a lower-carbohydrate Jenny Craig menu, or a diet based on Usual Care. After one year, there was an average 8.2% weight loss across all the Jenny Craig participants vs. 2.5% weight loss in the Usual Care group.

Further, Jenny Craig participants following the lower carbohydrate menu lost 9.0% of initial weight as compared to 7.4% for those who followed the standard Jenny Craig menu.  Additionally, individuals in the Jenny Craig lower carbohydrate menu group reduced their HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar levels over time) from 7.3% to 6.6%, while those in the Usual Care group showed no changes in HbA1c levels. In fact, 72% of the Jenny Craig participants in both groups taking insulin reduced or eliminated the medication, as compared to just 8% of Usual Care participants. Also, oral hypoglycemic, cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure medications were more often reduced or eliminated by Jenny Craig participants than Usual Care participants. 

"Weight loss is a primary strategy for successful management of type 2 diabetes due to its impact on glycemic control and improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors," said Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and principal investigator of the study. "These study results suggest that patients not only lose weight on structured commercial weight loss programs that include behavioral modification and individual support, but that this weight loss translates to significant improvements in type 2 diabetes control and cardio-metabolic parameters."

Importantly, the HbA1c levels observed in the Jenny Craig participants following the lower carbohydrate menu were less than 7%, levels which are recommended by health experts to minimize the risk for diabetes complications.  This is particularly significant as it has been shown that for every 1% drop in HbA1c, there is a 40% reduction in the risk for eye, kidney and nerve disease2.

Along with the better improvement in glycemic control, the two Jenny Craig groups demonstrated significantly greater reductions in cardiovascular disease risk factors, as measured by blood HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, an inflammatory factor and waist circumference. 

Jenny Craig for Type 2 includes portion-controlled meals with the right balance of nutrients to help members lose weight and manage their blood glucose in a healthy way. The structured plan provides a lower carbohydrate menu that includes three meals and three snacks, as well as weekly one-on-one weight management coaching with a trained consultant.To learn more, please visit www.jennycraig.com.

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and type 2 diabetes accounts for the majority of these cases. People with type 2 diabetes are at risk for many complications, including heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, vision problems and amputation3.

Follow Jenny Craig on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jennycraig 
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennycraig 

This study was supported by Jenny Craig, Inc. which supplied program activities and educational materials, including consultations and portion-controlled foods.

  1. Rock CL, Flatt SW, Pakiz B, Taylor KS, Leone AF, Brelje K, Heath DD, Quintana EL, Sherwood NE. Weight loss, glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in response to differential diet composition in a weight loss program in type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care, published online April 23, 2014.
  2. Diabetes, 1995 Aug: 44(8):968-83. 
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011.

About the Take Charge Study
The study evaluated whether participation in a commercial weight loss program promotes greater weight loss compared to a usual care condition and to examine effects of study participation on markers of glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk. A total of 227 men and women with type 2 diabetes and a body mass index (BMI) of 25-45 kg/m2 were enrolled at two study sites and assigned to either the Jenny Craig program, which includes diet and exercise counseling, with prepackaged foods in a planned menu during the initial weight loss phase, or diet according to the usual standard of care. Participants in the Jenny Craig program were either assigned a lower carbohydrate, higher fat, or a higher carbohydrate, lower fat (standard) plan. Follow-up measurements were assessed at three, six and 12 months.

About Jenny Craig
The Jenny Craig program is designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to keep it off.  Jenny Craig's program provides nutritionally-balanced menus, which include over 80 delicious entrees, desserts and snacks developed by dietitians, nutritionists, and food technologists.  One-on-one consultations provide personal support and education on portion control and strategies such as the Volumetrics approach, which helps with satiety.  Jenny Craig consultants work with each member to identify their strengths, challenges and personal goals in order to create unique weekly meal and activity plans that fit individual needs and budgets.  Consultants also help members implement behavioral strategies to support their success. Jenny Craig's comprehensive approach to weight loss is available to members either in person in centers or by phone with Jenny Anywhere.  The program is backed by hard science as demonstrated by a 2010 independent two-year clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that participants on the Jenny Craig program lost three times more weight than dieting on their own.  Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 600 company-owned and franchised centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140421/76762

Video (Jenny Craig – Diabetes Research Trials): https://vimeo.com/mavismedia/review/78558842/85ea92103b

Link to Diabetes Care Article: http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc13-2900

SOURCE Jenny Craig

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Did you know that you can develop for mainframes in Java? Or that the testing and deployment can be automated across mobile to mainframe? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Vaughn Marshall, Sr. Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will discuss and demo how increasingly teams are developing with agile methodologies using modern development environments and automating testing and deployments, mobile to mainframe.
The goal of Continuous Testing is to shift testing left to find defects earlier and release software faster. This can be achieved by integrating a set of open source functional and performance testing tools in the early stages of your software delivery lifecycle. There is one process that binds all application delivery stages together into one well-orchestrated machine: Continuous Testing. Continuous Testing is the conveyor belt between the Software Factory and production stages. Artifacts are ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing be...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...