HYPERIMMUNE EGG: ITS ABILITY TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT AND LEAN MUSCLE MASS IN INDIVIDUALS WITH CACHEXIA

Rhenni Ambekar, M.D. and Vinod Chungi, Ph. D.

Background:

Cachexia is a devastating complication of many conditions and diseases and is often characteried by progressive weight loss, weakness, fever and diarrhea. When accompanied by malnutrition, the frequency and severity of the disease is commonly associated with adverse clinical outcomes.

 

Study Design:

Seventeen male subjects whose weights were less than 90% of their ideal weight were provided a dietary supplement containing 6.0g of immune egg for 60 days. The physician monitored weight, muscle mass, gastrointestinal status, etc., after 30 and 60 days.

 

Results:

After 30 days on immune egg-containing supplement > 70% of the individuals either maintained their initial weights, or gained weight, and after 60 days of consuming dietary supplement, > 80% of those remaining in the study experienced weight gains (ranging from 0.5kg to 0.4kg) or maintained their initial weights. Diarrhea and decreases in lean muscle mass diminished. Energy and feelings of well-being increased significantly. [Some of these individuals were significantly debilitated and had initially needed significant amounts of assistance in getting to the clinic.]