Nutrisystem is Pleased to See Additional Research Supporting Low Glycemic Index Diets
Fort Washington, PA, June 27, 2012 - Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services is pleased by recently published research in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that found benefits to a low glycemic index diet. The study, published on June 27, 2012 in JAMA, concluded: “These findings suggest that a strategy to reduce glycemic load rather than dietary fat may be advantageous for weight-loss maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention.” Researchers from the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital conducted the study.
According to a Wall Street Journal article on the study, which quoted Dr. David Ludwig, the director of the Center and an author of the study, “Those on the low-glycemic-index diet burned about 150 calories a day more than those on the low-fat diet without any negative impacts on cholesterol levels or various hormones, making it the ideal diet.”
“Low GI diets have now been studied for more than 30 years, all around the world,” noted Dr. Bruce Daggy, Nutrisystem’s Chief Science Officer. “Today’s study in JAMA is further evidence that low GI eating is a safe and effective way to manage your weight. Nutrisystem foods are clinically tested to determine their glycemic index values, so we know that our program is low GI. This makes Nutrisystem an easy way to get started on a low GI diet and experience the benefits of losing weight, maintaining it and getting healthier.”
The Nutrisystem® SUCCESSTM approach is designed to help take the weight off and keep it off through frequent, portion-controlled, balanced nutrition and low Glycemic Index eating. Nutrisystem uses advanced nutritional science to help deliver a high level of satiety. Macro-nutrient reformulations optimize weight loss and help avoid pitfalls of typical low calorie diets such as hunger, cravings and eliminating entire food categories. The SUCCESS program’s simplified meal planner helps improve adherence and efficacy; those who adhere to the program can expect to lose between 1 -2 pounds per week. Initial weight loss may be more. Importantly, clinically meaningful weight loss can take place in as little as a month, with reductions in the waistline and other markers of health.
The combination of diet and exercise boosts weight loss results, so the Nutrisystem SUCCESS program also includes a physical activity component, “My Daily 3,” comprised of three 10-minute intervals of physical activity or 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise. The Company also offers Nutrisystem SUCCESS transition and maintenance plans, enabling customers to create a truly customizable program, combining their own meals with perfectly proportioned Nutrisystem® meals delivered right to their door, ready in minutes with no counting points, weighing portions or attending meetings.
Healthcare professionals may learn more about Nutrisystem, its various programs and clinical studies by visiting www.nutirsystem.com/hcp.
Having helped Americans lose millions of pounds over the last 40 years, Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) develops evidence-based programs for healthy weight management, and is the leading provider of home-delivered weight loss meal plans. Nutrisystem offers balanced nutrition in the form of low glycemic index meal plans designed for men and women, including seniors, vegetarians and the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Nutrisystem® plans include a wide variety of pantry and fresh-frozen entrees and snacks to aid in program satisfaction and adherence, as well as transition plans to support long-term success. The Fort Washington, PA-based company also provides weight management support and counseling by trained weight-loss coaches and registered dietitians, as well as through an engaged online community, online tools and trackers, mobile apps, cookbooks and more. Healthcare professionals may learn more about the programs by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/hcp. Nutrisystem® weight loss plans are available directly to consumers through www.nutrisystem.com, by phone (1-800-435-4074) and at select retailers. The Company has also introduced a new in-store retail line, Nutrisystem® EverydayTM products, comprised of nutritionally balanced bars, smoothies, bakery and breakfast items aimed at consumers who aspire to eat healthier.