“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
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 significant. Healthcare practitioners clearly understood the impact that obesity and metabolic risk factors have on their patients’ health and their healthcare costs.
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.
WLS treats doctor’s friends and business associates as well as patients and employees. Many physicians are not accustomed to dealing with obesity in their practice. WLS is able to integrate inside a medical practice works quite efficiently.
Dr. Logemann, would certainly recommend the Ideal Protein protocol and WLS 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, doctors 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.
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 with the Ideal Protein method and in WLS clinics. 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.