OPTIFAST Program Company Profile

02:20 EDT 2nd August 2015 | BioPortfolio

The OPTIFAST Program utilizes a stimuli-narrowing dietary intervention in combination with behavioral therapy techniques, nutrition and exercise education along with medical supervision. Stimuli narrowing limits the variety and quantity of available foods and flavors to decrease appetite. Together, the main components of the OPTIFAST Program--stimuli narrowing and behavioral therapy-have helped more than a million people lose weight during the 35 years the OPTIFAST Program has been available. More important, over 50 percent of those who complete the OPTIFAST Program keep off enough weight to improve their long term health. (Wadden TA, Frey DL. A multicenter evaluation of proprietary weight loss program for the treatment of marked obesity: A five-year follow up. Int J Eat Disord 1997;22:203-212.)


News Articles [202 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

2015 OPTIFAST® "New You" Weight Loss Winners Revealed

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today recognized three extraordinary individuals who succeeded in their journey to healthier, happier lives. The winners of...

CDRH Device Expedited Access Program Set For April 15 Launch, Extended To De Novos

The program primarily targets PMA devices, but those that use the de novo classification route are also eligible for a watered-down version for the program. 510(k)s are not eligible for the program.

St. Augustine Names Director of OT Program

ST AUGUSTINE, FL -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences announced Feb. 7 that Anne Hull has been promoted to director of the master of occupational therapy (MOT) program on the St. Aug...

ISU OT Program Accredited

Indiana State University announced May 10 that its master's degree program in occupational therapy has earned accreditation from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education. "The progr...

Nursing Program Receives Approval for Bachelor's Degree Program

Hesston College in Hesston, Kas. received approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) to launch a bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) starting with the 2015-16 year. The introducti...

Main fund for Medicare program to run out of money in 2030: trustees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A slowdown in healthcare spending has shored up the funding outlook for the federal program that pays elderly Americans' hospital bills, trustees of the program said on Wednesda...

Main fund for U.S. Medicare program to run out of money in 2030 -trustees

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - A slowdown in healthcare spending has shored up the funding outlook for the federal program that pays elderly Americans' hospital bills, trustees of the program said on...

Head Start program played anti-segregation role in the Deep South

A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's civil...

PubMed Articles [1091 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A Guide to the Interventional Radiology Residency Program Requirements.

The program requirements for the new Interventional Radiology (IR) Residency were approved by the ACGME in September 2014. Soon, training institutions will be able to apply for accreditation and begin...

The effects of a prelicensure extern program and nurse residency program on new graduate outcomes and retention.

Organizations are looking to new graduate nurses to fill expected staffing shortages over the next decade. Creative and effective onboarding programs will determine the success or failure of these gra...

New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics.

This article describes a program aimed to increase workforce diversity and underrepresented minority (URM) representation in academic pediatric medicine. The New Century Scholars (NCScholars) program ...

The evaluation of reproductive health PhD program in Iran: The input indicators analysis.

Appropriate quality achievement of a PhD program requires frequent assessment and discovering the shortcomings in the program. Inputs, which are important elements of the curriculum, are frequently mi...

A Qualitative Evaluation of Patient-Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Participation in a Telephone Care Management Program.

Purpose . To examine why high-risk individuals targeted for a telephone care management program participated at low rates. Design . Study design consisted of qualitative, semistructured interviews. Se...

Clinical Trials [1742 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Investigating Physiological Adaptations to Weight Loss

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of diet-induced weight loss on the levels of circulating nutrients and hormones which are involved in feelings of hunger and satiety.

A Phase II Study of the Effect of a Low Calorie Diet on Patients Undergoing Liver Resection

The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of a short-term low calorie diet on patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 who are undergoing liver surgery.

Computerized HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Program

The purpose of the current study is to test a computerized HIV/STD prevention program with heterosexual African Americans. The hypothesis is that those exposed to the program will increase...

Identification of Novel Targets for Regulation of Adipose Tissue Mass

The aim of this study is to understand the metabolic changes occurring in fat tissue both during controlled weight loss that lead to the improvement of type 2 diabetes and other obesity as...

Improving Executive Functions After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Clinical Trial of the "Executive Plus" Program

This is a randomized clinical trial which compares a standard day treatment program for individuals with TBI with the "Executive Plus" program; the latter emphasizes training of attention,...

Companies [767 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

OPTIFAST Program

The OPTIFAST Program utilizes a stimuli-narrowing dietary intervention in combination with behavioral therapy techniques, nutrition and exercise education along with medical supervision. Stimuli narro...

OPTIFAST

OPTIFAST was developed in 1974 to fill the growing need to treat obesity. As diseases related to obesity became more prevalent, and more and more people began taking drastic measures to treat the prob...

The Emily Program

The Emily Program was founded in 1993 by Dirk Miller, PhD, LP, after his sister Emily recovered from an eating disorder. To date, The Emily Program has provided more than 4,500 cl...

The American Association of Diabetes Educators

The Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program is a non-profit program aimed to provide diabetes education and lifestyle intervention to Latinos in Georgia. The program began in December 2005 and was acc...

webWOC Nursing Education Program

No matter if you live in the New York, Los Angeles, Canada or right in Minneapolis, Minnesota, if you speak English and you’re close to a computer, you’re close to the classroom. The webWOC Nursin...

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