Scientifically well-founded

Independent study regarding the effectiveness of Metabolic Balance

We are convinced of the effectiveness of our nutrition concept. Therefore, we have agreed to a scientific study to evaluate the Metabolic Balance nutrition program.

The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism published the study at the end of December 2010. It showed that the Metabolic Balance program is an extremely effective weight loss program that also benefits your overall quality of life. The study was conducted in conjunction with the Department of Quality Management and Social Medicine of the Medical Center of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.

The results of the study clearly show that with Metabolic Balance, overweight people can effectively reduce their weight and maintain the weight loss in the long term. The scientists were equally surprised by a significant improvement in the participants’ blood values during the study, as well as program participants’ statements that expressed a clear improvement in their personal and health-related quality of life.

Sustainable Increase of Quality of Life

According to the Institute of Medicine, long-term success on a diet program for weight loss means that your original body weight must be reduced by at least 5%, and that weight loss must be maintained for at least a year.

Amazingly, 62.5% of the participants on the Metabolic Balance program had achieved that 5% goal for that year, while 31.1% of the participants had even reduced their weight by 10% of their initial body weight for more than a year. When compared to results from another weight loss program study, only 50% of the participants achieved the 5% target weight loss, while only 20% of the participants lost at least 10% of their weight.

Clearly recognizable – positive changes in your health-related quality of life

For the study, the researchers found positive changes in blood values associated with weight loss. The reflection of the participants on the clear improvement of their health-related quality of life was yet another positive outcome of the study.

In the beginning of the study, only 38% of the participants stated that their quality of life was in no way restricted. The normal value in Germany is 75%. Many participants complained about severe health concerns. After one year, their quality of life had improved significantly as 68% of the participants were now satisfied with their quality of life.

Furthermore, 27% of clients reported serious health problems in the beginning of the study. After one year, this number had fallen to 11.3%, which is close to the average of the entire German population (10%).

Metabolic Balance and the Metabolic Syndrome

Another result of the study showed that the systematic change in nutrition with Metabolic Balance significantly improved the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and lipid metabolism disorders. Among the Metabolic Balance study participants who suffered from metabolic syndrome at the beginning of the program, 76% of the participants no longer met the criteria for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome after only one year.