OPTIFAST Program Company Profile

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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.)

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2015 OPTIFAST® "INSPIRE" Award Celebrates Healthcare Professional

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Health Science today recognized Christelle Leiker, Certified Nurse Practitioner, for her unwavering commitment to promoting the healt...

Nestlé Health Science Announces Initiation of Year-Long OPTI-WIN Clinical Trial for Weight Loss and Maintenance

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Health Science announced today it will begin enrolling participants in a new clinical trial on its OPTIFAST® Program. This year-long s...

WGU Launches New Master's Program

New online degree program is first competency-based program to focus on 21st century healthcare policies and processes

HHS Proposes Narrowing Drug Discount Program

The program, known as the 340B program, would tighten control on the deep discounts that some patients, drugs and providers get.

Can role playing program for doctors and patients reduce antibiotic prescriptions?

The foundation awarded the company a major grant from its Pioneer program to support Kognito's program for antibiotics.

9 Manufacturer Volunteers Needed For FDA Malfunction Reporting Pilot Program

As part of a Congressional mandate, the agency is developing a program that would enable it to receive device malfunction summaries and publish them publicly. However, before implementing the program ...

This FDA program is helping pharma hike up drug prices

An under-the-radar FDA program actually helps drug companies increase the cost of medications. In light of this Martin Shkreli mess, the LA Times takes a closer look at this program.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Launches Online Nursing Bachelor's Completion Program

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 04, 2015 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will broaden its online program offerings with t...

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Fellowship Program to Develop the Next Generation of Oncology Nurses.

An oncology nursing fellowship program for undergraduate nursing students has the potential to help develop a much-needed talent pool for the next generation of oncology nurses. By raising awareness o...

Program Director Participation in a Leadership and Management Skills Fellowship and Characteristics of Program Quality.

The association between a residency program director completing a leadership and management skills fellowship and characteristics of quality and innovation of his/her residency program has not been st...

Application and Outcomes of Treatment Guidelines in a Utilization Review Program.

The value of treatment guidelines in improving outcomes for patients and controlling costs is significantly enhanced in Washington by incorporating guidelines into a structured UR program. This articl...

Impact of the RxVaccinate program for pharmacy-based pneumococcal immunization: A cluster-randomized controlled trial.

To evaluate the impact of the RxVaccinate program on the structure, process, and outcome measures and to assess team leaders' perceptions of the program.

The Canadian clinician-scientist training program must be reinstated.

Clinical investigators within the Canadian and international communities were shocked when the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced that their funding for the MD/PhD program would b...

Clinical Trials [2001 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Effectiveness of the Optifast Program Compared With a Reduced-energy Food Based Diet Plan on Body Weight

Compare percent change in loss of body weight between the OPTIFAST program and a food-based energy-deficit program

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...

Multi-site Evaluation of an Evidence-based Positive Youth Development Program

Investigators are carrying out a study to assess the immediate and long-term effects of a positive youth development program (the Teen Outreach Program) on high school youth in Florida. Th...

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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 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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