Cardiologists and other physician specialists are looking at their patients’ heart health in a new way. Research shows that safely reaching and maintaining a desirable weight is a critical step to achieving a healthy heart, and to reducing risk factors such as metabolic syndrome. According to guidelines released in November 2013 by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society, doctors should now consider obesity a disease and should more actively treat obese patients for weight loss. Comprehensive lifestyle change and intervention should be offered for all patients.
Taking on a more proactive role in helping patients manage their weight has led many physicians to collaborate with Ideal Protein, a medically designed, weight loss method, as a way to help patients improve their cardiovascular health and reduce their risk for heart disease. Cardiologist Douglas Rothrock, M.D. said, “Cardiologists are pioneers as well as leaders in prevention. With the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, I can actually help my patients lose weight and maintain their weight loss. It is a wonderful tool I can recommend to my patients that will bring major benefits to their cardiovascular health, overall well-being, and lifespan. It’s been so successful that the weight loss portion of my practice has outgrown the cardiology side.”
In the United States and around the world, heart health is largely impacted by obesity. Overweight and obese individuals are at greater risk for developing hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. In fact, more than 80 percent of people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) are overweight or obese.
Ideal Protein is a proven, four-part medically designed method that enables safe, rapid weight loss, with a healthy lifestyle approach and a structured maintenance program to sustain weight loss success. The method targets the root cause of weight gain by reversing the imbalance of insulin that occurs with the typical Western diet. A healthier lifestyle education is a key component of all phases of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method, which features personalized, one-on-one coaching and a diet plan to promote losing fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.
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