Metagenics Launches FirstLine

Today, Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, introduced the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, a 12-week nutritional and lifestyle program to help patients improve their lives. This program was modeled after a recent clinical study in which patients lost weight and showed significant improvements in established markers of cardiometabolic health. Designed for easy clinical implementation and monitoring, the program includes simple recommendations for diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementation—along with comprehensive program support materials and resources for both patients and health care providers.

“With rates of obesity and related diseases continuing to climb, it is clear that losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a challenge for many people,” said Samantha K. Eagle, ND, MS, who has implemented the program with her patients at Biologic Integrative Healthcare, LLC in Brattleboro, Vt. “The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program is grounded in science. In addition to aiding effective weight loss, it helps improve body composition and overall wellness.”

Professional supervision is a strong motivator for patient success, but implementing a weight loss program in a medical practice can be impractical, time consuming, and costly—and still fail to achieve desired results. The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was created to help solve many common challenges with the following components:

-High protein, phytonutrient-dense food plan designed to support fat loss and retain lean muscle

-Basic exercise recommendations

-Conveniently packaged nutritional support for weight loss and overall health

-Patient tools for monitoring and tracking progress, including online resources and patient guide with food lists, recipes, menus, and daily diaries for food intake and activity

-Practitioner tools for implementing and recommending the program, including patient education brochures, practitioner guide, group session curriculum, and additional online resources

Dr. Eagle adds, “The numerous resources the program offers makes it easier for doctors to recommend and patients to follow. And the suggested combination of alternating weekly visits for individual counseling and group sessions are critical to supporting successful outcomes.”

The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program modeled after a 12-week clinical study with 130 subjects (100 completing) conducted at the Functional Medicine Research Center, the clinical research arm of Metagenics, Inc. The group of subjects showed an average weight reduction of 11.2 percent (2.1 pounds per week) and a significant reduction in mean weight loss of 23.9 pounds, with 92 of the 100 subjects achieving their goal of ≥7.5 percent weight reduction. Participants showed significant improvements in lipid parameters, including fasting serum cholesterol, triglycerides, cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglyceride/HDL ratio, hemoglobin A1c and insulin, as well as a significant reduction in the Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA), which estimates steady-state beta-cell function and insulin function. Participants also reported increased energy and vitality, and there were no reported serious adverse effects.

“Science has played a key role in the development of the Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, and the results of this clinical research demonstrate the success of our approach,” said Joseph Lamb, MD, Director of Intramural Clinical Research at Metagenics. “We believe this program offers a clear advantage for patients who may have tried other programs and failed to achieve desired results.”

For more information on the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, visit metagenics.com/healthytransformation or call 800-692-9400 (US).