Medical Nutrition Therapy is the Cornerstone of Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Risk Management

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a specific application of the Nutrition Care Process in clinical settings that is focused on the management of diseases
  • MNT involves in-depth individualized nutrition assessment and a duration and frequency of care using to manage disease

The key nutrients in a medical food for dyslipidemia management include

  • Phytosterols – clinically proven, soy-free source
  • Soluble pre-biotic fiber from isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs) to address nutrient gaps for improved heart health
  • Plant-based omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed
  • Xanthohumol – next generation polyphenol from hops with enhanced bioavailability
  • Macronutrient balance to meet the nutritional needs of dyslipidemic patients, consisting of 40% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 30% protein.

Clinical studies have shown benefits with a nutritional supplement containing macronutrients, micronutrients and targeted actives, when used as part of a meal or snack as having benefits beyond that of diet alone to reduce plasma lipids and risk for Met Syndrome and total cholesterol:

  • With medical food: 14.5% decrease in total cholesterol
  • Modified Med diet alone: 6.3 -10.8% decrease in total cholesterol

Further, the MF group had significant resolution of MetSyn over diet alone

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