For patients with type 2 diabetes, the OPTIFAST ® VLCD program has also been shown to normalise beta cell function and hepatic insulin sensitivity 3
After 26 weeks on the Optifast program, men and women lost an average 25% of their starting body weight6
The OPTIFAST ® VLCD program can help patients achieve substantial and rapid weight loss 4
On average, patients achieve a weight loss of 1.5–2.5 kg/week 2
With lifestyle changes, weight loss can be sustained into the future 4
Weight loss with Optifast can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood glucose levels, blood pressure and waist size.8
Why It Works:
Helps deliver substantial and rapid weight loss 1,2 A nutritionally-complete total food replacement program
Restricts energy intake to less than 800 calories a day
Can be used safely in patients with various chronic diseases 5
Maintains patients’ vital nutrition and health 2–4
Side effects are usually transient.
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