Cardiologist Leads Research Study Measuring Ideal Protein Results

“As a cardiologist, I am always looking for ways to help my patients get healthier, improve their lipid profiles and reduce the risk of heart disease. Ideal Protein is a major tool that will help us accomplish these goals. Our research, presented at the Cleveland Clinic’s Obesity Conference and the National Obesity Conference, demonstrates these results are valid.” 

Timothy Logemann, MD, FACC, FACP
ASPIRUS Health System
Wausau, Wisconsin

 

Timothy Logemann, MD
Timothy Logemann, MD

Dr. Timothy Logemann is a board-certified internist and cardiologist, connected with Aspirus Health System, a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin with more than 6,500 employees.

Looking for ways to stem the tide of obesity and help his patients get healthier, Dr. Logemann learned about Ideal Protein and was intrigued by the science of the weight loss protocol. He saw that patients not only lost weight but had a marked improvement in metabolic parameters.

To test the concept, he conducted a pilot program among 50 Aspirus employees and family members. The weight loss and improvement in metabolic markers was so significant that his self-insured health system decided to offer it to their entire employee base of 6,500 people. The insurance program management clearly understood the impact that obesity and metabolic risk factors had on the health and the healthcare costs of their employees. Consequently, the health system offers a 30% discount to employees which they believe they gain back, plus an even larger ROI, in savings from costs related to obesity and chronic conditions linked to obesity.

In Dr. Logemann’s cardiology practice, at any given time, there are approximately 350 active dieters. One-third of dieters are referred by their doctors, two-thirds of dieters are word-of-mouth. Referrals come from primary care physicians, for situations such as diabetes that is not controlled, and risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome.

He notes that he has treated friends and business associates as well as patients and employees. The protocol is operated by a manager and three – four coaches.

“Many physicians are not accustomed to dealing with products in their practice,” noted Dr. Logemann. “But I found that with a good office staff and program manager, it works quite well and it is definitely worth it. I would certainly recommend this program to any cardiologist or other type of physician who is interested in actually impacting the number of patients today who are obese and who are at risk for developing conditions linked to obesity. In a short office visit, you really don’t have time to deal with all these issues. Ideal Protein is the answer to helping patients make long-term changes.”

Impressed with the results from Ideal Protein, Dr. Logemann went on to lead two studies on the Ideal Protein protocol, weight loss, and reduction of cardiovascular risks.

Research Findings

Findings of an analysis of 233 patients on the Ideal Protein protocol over 12 weeks were presented at the 9th Annual Obesity Summit at the Cleveland Clinic, and at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Obesity Society.  The results show effective weight loss, and the reduction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Logemann commented, “These findings are consistent with what we are seeing in our clinics with the Ideal Protein method. It is gratifying to see these results validated by the scientific analysis of the data. The findings demonstrate that there is consistent weight loss, as well as improved lipid profiles for cholesterol balance and the reduction of other risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke.”

The two poster presentations are entitled Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters and The Effect of a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet on Residual Dyslipidemia in Statin Treated Overweight Patients. Authors of the studies are Dr. Timothy Logemann, MD; David K. Murdock, MD, MS, FACC, FACP, FSCAI; Kelly O’Heron, RD and Adam Hoffmann.

The Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters followed 233 patients for 12 weeks on the Ideal Protein protocol. The data showed that patients lost an average of almost two pounds a week. Their lab results showed lower cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and glucose readings during that time. The Ideal Protein protocol resulted in rapid weight loss and marked improvement in metabolic parameters in a short period of time. 

The Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on
Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters

The Effect of the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method on Weight Loss and Metabolic Parameters

The Effect of a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet on Residual Dyslipidemia in Statin Treated Overweight Patients followed 36 patients on the Ideal Protein protocol who were on statin therapy and who had residual dyslipidemias (imbalance of lipids and/or high cholesterol).  Total cholesterol, non-HDLC and triglycerides all dropped, especially triglycerides which were reduced from 214 to 90. The Ideal Protein protocol showed a powerful effect on lipid abnormalities and can significantly improve the residual dyslipidemia in statin treated patients. 

The Effect of a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet on
Residual Dyslipidemia in Statin Treated Overweight Patients

The Effect of a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet on Residual Dyslipidemia in Statin Treated Overweight Patients

“While this was a relatively small study with exciting and encouraging results, we are looking forward to more research to further validate these findings,” added Dr. Logemann.

The study was funded by a donation to the ASPIRUS Health Foundation and performed by ASPIRUS research.

The Ideal Protein Difference

  • Founded by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, an award-winning graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, Ideal Protein has a firm scientific foundation and offers a viable option to an international epidemic of obesity and conditions associated with metabolic syndrome.
  • In addition to this very rigorous scientific approach, Dr. Tran Tien emphasizes the psychological aspect and human dimension of weight issues. The protocol focuses on poor eating choices and lifestyle habits, as causes of weight gain and hindrances to weight loss.
  • Ideal Protein’s medically developed weight loss method tackles the root cause of weight gain – the body’s overproduction of insulin - by limiting consumption of sugars in the form of fats and carbohydrates.
  • Patient results and physician satisfaction speak volumes about the effectiveness and validity of Ideal Protein. 
  • The one-on-one coaching and monitoring of patients supports them throughout the weight loss experience, and beyond.
  • Its four phase weight loss protocol is offered at over 3,000 clinics in North America.
  • Ideal Protein’s fully developed training program is offered free of charge to clinic partners.

Physicians Weigh In

Read what cardiologists are saying…

“Ideal Protein helps to change metabolic syndrome which is linked to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.”

“Ideal Protein is so much more than weight loss. The clinical benefits in reducing hypertension, insulin imbalance, and other heart risks were truly remarkable.”

“People’s lives are changing without medication or surgery.”

“I had a lipid problem. It was resolved in four weeks on the protocol.”

“It changes the way your body is fueled. Your body burns stored fat, and what you eat fuels the furnace.”

* Results non typical. You should not expect to experience similar results. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

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