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Herbalife Protein Shake Proven Effective in Clinical Study
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2009--
Over the past several decades,
Recent data from the National Statistics Office in Korea, for example, indicate that nearly a third of Koreans – about 10 million people – are overweight, with numbers increasing by about 400,000 annually.
Researchers at the
The study, published in the February issue of the
All subjects replaced two meals a day with liquid meal replacements (Herbalife Formula 1, Korean formula) but were randomly assigned to consume a diet of either a standard amount of protein – about 15 percent of total calories – or double the amount of protein from a higher protein plan.
At the end of 12 weeks, both groups lost weight and both groups lost weight in the belly area. But, in the subjects who followed the diet most strictly, the people in the high protein group lost more body fat (and less lean body mass) than the people consuming the standard amount of protein.
“These findings indicate that meal replacements are a very valuable
strategy for losing weight and body fat,” said Belong Cho, M.D., Ph.D.,
The incidence of the metabolic syndrome in Korea has increased from 18.6 percent to 23.6 percent between 1998 and 2001, paralleling similar increases – from 34.5 percent to 39 percent - over the same time period in the U.S. Dr. Cho added, “We have demonstrated the effectiveness of meal replacements for weight loss, and this approach could have far-reaching benefits in addressing obesity which has become a worldwide problem.”
Cho is a member of Herbalife’s
The NAB is chaired by
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