By: Lindsey Price: I sometimes have people ask me about the health benefits of medifast. One example is whether or not the diet lowers triglycerides. This is important because a high number of these are linked to an increased risk for heart disease issues – including heart attacks.
High triglycerides are linked to being overweight because they are the end product of your body digesting the fat that comes from your diet. That is why people with high levels are advised to change their diet and lose weight with the hopes that this will lower the number of triglycerides and also lower the risk of heart disease and other health issues.
I looked for any medical or clincial study that linked medifast to lowering triglycerides, but I didn’t find any. I think that this may be because it’s somewhat obvious that if you lower the fat in your diet and lose weight, your levels should just automatically go down. And this would be true regardless of what method (or diet) you used to cut the fat and to lose weight.
However, I did find many testimonials from people who used medifast to lose weight and who also saw a much lower level of triglycerides. Examples are Sam Hardman who lost 85 pounds and who was able to greatly decrease his medications for high cholesterol and triglycerides. Or Tracy Shields who lost nearly 54 pounds and went from a size 20 to a size 8 in ten months and who also saw a decrease in her triglycerides. Shannon Roberts – Musch is another example.
You can find more examples of success stories on the Medifast Official Site. And on there, it’s suggested that patients with high triglycerides supplement with an omega 3 fatty acid like medifast’s own Essential 1 for heart health. Of course, for a matter as serious as your heart, you should consult your doctor. You can also take any questions to a medifast counselor (by way of the official website which is linked to above.)
So although I could not find specific literature claiming that medifast lowers triglycerides, I believe that this is a logical conclusion as there are plenty of testimonials from dieters who have had this happen on the diet. And many people notice their numbers lower when they decrease their fat intake and lose some weight. Since medifast helps you do this on both counts, I would think it is logical to assume that it also helps lower triglycerides, but I am certainly not a doctor or specialist. Here is the latest medifast special: Try Medifast Achieve for as low as $149 w/ renewal plan
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