AHA Diet vs. UltraMeal Plus Program

How Does the UltraMeal® Plus Program Stack Up Against the AHA Diet?Study in Nutrition Shows: Medical Food Program More Effective in Modifying Cardiovascular Disease MarkersCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women, with postmenopausal women at greatest risk. While elevated cholesterol and triglycerides are well-known risk factors for CVD, research suggests that insulin resistance and related conditions, such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, are also key factors in CVD in postmenopausal women. The good news is that the treatment for these risk factors is frequently lifestyle (diet and exercise) oriented. Of course, not all lifestyle programs are created equal.Comparing Two Leading Dietary/Lifestyle Plans...Many conventional dietary programs such as a standard American Heart Association dietary plan (AHAD) are low-fat, high carbohydrate diets designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels. However, individuals on these diets may eat high glycemic foods that can cause spikes in blood sugar sugar increasing hunger, decreasing satiety (feeling of fullness), and fostering insulin resistance and a variety of related health problems. Most importantly, these diets may not produce the desired results.In contrast, the UltraMeal Plus medical food program incorporates a low-glycemic-index diet to help balance blood sugar, a flexible exercise program, and the nutritional support of UltraMeal Plus medical food, a specially formulated powdered beverage containing a blend of soy protein and plant sterols acknowledged as natural agents that reduce the risk of CVD by the National Institutes of Health as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has established food claims for both nutrients. To compare these two leading dietary/lifestyle plans, the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition (Vol. 22(2), pp. 104-113) featured the results of a 2-arm prospective clinical trial in postmenopausal women at risk for CVD. This clinical trial showed a greater improvement in established cardiovascular health markers when comparing the UltraMeal Plus medical food program to a standard AHAD and exercise; keep reading for more study details.The Results Are Clear: UltraMeal Plus Medical Food Program is Preferred

This 12-week study (53 subjects completing the trial) showed that the UltraMeal Plus medical food program was significantly more effective than the AHAD protocol in not only improving levels of "good" HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) and lowering triglycerides and "bad" LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), but also in promoting weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and improving markers of CVD and insulin resistance.

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In today's fast-paced world, many people feel like they don't have the time to cook three healthy meals a day and exercise regularly. Instead the convenience of a drive-through restaurant and frozen/processed foods are too tempting. Unfortunately, the results of a nutrient-poor diet and sedentary lifestyle can be seen in many alarming public health statistics, including:

* 105 million American adults have cholesterol levels that are too high (200 mg/dL and higher)
* More than 50 million Americans currently have metabolic syndrome
* Two-thirds of the adult U.S. population is either overweight or obese

We offer solutions that provide a simple yet effective means to reach your health goals. So for clinically-tested support of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease risk
factors, consider the UltraMeal Plus medical food program featuring the convenient and great-tasting nutritional support of UltraMeal Plus.

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