Is Your Weight Putting You at Risk?

BMI: A Better Way to Set Weight Loss Goals Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way to measure your health risk. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, estrogen imbalance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. UltraMeal from Metagenics is designed to help you achieve a healthy BMI and optimal body composition. Unlike many programs, UltraMeal will help you preserve muscle while taking off fat.

Ask your healthcare practitioner if the UltraMeal Body Composition Program is right for you!

To find your BMI:

Find your height along the left side of the chart. Move across the row to the right until you find your weight. At the top of this column is your BMI. If your BMI is 25 or higher, ask your healthcare practitioner about the connection between your BMI and possible health risks.


Robert H. Lerman, M.D., Ph.D. and DeAnn J. Liska, Ph.D

ABSTRACT: According to the most recent statistics, over 97 million Americans are overweight, and this number is increasing every year. Overweight is the most common type of altered body composition and is associated with a high incidence of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and dyslipidemia.

Data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that these conditions alone account for over $100 billion in healthcare expenses annually; an observation that led the NIH to develop an Expert Panel Report to promote clinical recognition of, and intervention for, altered body composition. Body composition can be assessed by many methods that are inexpensive and easy to incorporate into a busy clinical practice. Therapeutic interventions using nutritional support in concert with exercise have shown success in establishing healthy body composition. Providing low glycemic index, soy protein-based medical foods with a spectrum of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K, and the methylation-support factors (e.g., folate, vitamin B12) may be particularly beneficial to nutritionally support healthy body composition. Healthy body composition is essential to optimizing health and minimizing the risk of many of the most prevalent chronic conditions and diseases seen in our society today.


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