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Diet Doc Weight Loss

August 18, 2016 01:00 ET

Diet Doc's Customized Weight Loss Programs More Effective Than Anti-Inflammatory Diet

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - August 18, 2016) - More than sixty percent of Americans are now overweight or obese, dealing with health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. As a result of rising obesity rates, metabolic syndrome (MetS) is also becoming more common. MetS refers to a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of heart disease and other health issues like diabetes and stroke. It involves specific signs ranging from elevated triglycerides (and poor lipid balance in general), elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting glucose and an excess of body fat. If an individual has at least three of the metabolic risk factors or signs below, they may be diagnosed with MetS:

  • Large waistline with excess fat in the stomach area
  • High levels of triglyceride (a type of fat found in blood) or taking medication to treat high triglyceride levels
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol (known as the "good" kind of cholesterol) or taking medication to treat low HDL cholesterol levels
  • High blood pressure
  • High fasting blood sugar or taking medication to treat high blood sugar

Quite often, the anti-inflammatory diet is recommended for people with MetS as a way to improve general health markets, inflammation and to lose weight. However, an ATTICA study recently showed that for people with existing metabolic syndrome (MetS), the cardio protective effect of the anti-inflammatory diet is negated. As Diet Doc's resident medical expert, Dr. Rao, states: "It may be that for people with MetS the anti-inflammatory diet alone doesn't provide enough cardio protective or that the degree of inflammation reduction conferred by the diet cannot sufficiently decrease cardiovascular inflammatory markers. More research is needed to clarify the questions the study brings up."

Unlike diets that are unsubstantiated by medical studies, Diet Doc's doctor-designed programs address MetS through diet modifications which may improve lipid balance, fasting glucose, blood pressure and waist to hip ratio. Instead of a diet simply focused on its effect on inflammation, Diet Doc creates custom diets which improve all of the risks associated with MetS, which may be the source of the inflammation to begin with. By taking a more hands-on, multi-directional approach, Diet Doc is able to confer long-term health benefits while reducing risk factors upfront.

With Diet Doc, the doctor is only a short phone call away and a team of supportive nutritionists and coaches is available 6 days per week to answer questions, address concerns and support patients. New patients can quickly visit to complete a health questionnaire and schedule an immediate and free consultation. More than 90% of Diet Doc patients lose 20 or more pounds every month simply by following a doctor-prescribed diet.

Based on these benefits, increasingly more patients are relying on Diet Doc for their weight management needs. There is no substitute for professional guidance and Diet Doc's plans are perfectly suited for everyone, no matter what their weight loss goals may be. Contact Diet Doc today to request a private, confidential and free online consultation.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.


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