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Medifast, Inc. Director of Research & Development Co-Authors Health Book
Date:12/26/2007

Dr. Lisa M. Davis co-authors 'Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Health' to be

released January 1, 2008

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) today announced that Director of Research & Development, Lisa M. Davis, Ph.D., PA-C, C.N.S., L.D.N., has co-authored a book investigating ways to incorporate Omega-3-rich foods into the diet to fight arthritis, cancer, heart disease and other health issues. "Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Health" is co-authored by Barbara Rowe, M.P.H., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.D., and is scheduled for release on January 1, 2008.

"One of the best ways to achieve optimal health is to incorporate more Omega-3s into your diet," says Davis. "'Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Health' will be a great resource for Americans to learn more about anti-inflammatory foods and how they can easily add more Omega-3s to their diets, and at Medifast we'll be incorporating Omega-3's into our program with new products and programs for our customers in early 2008"

Swelling, redness and heat are the body's acute inflammatory responses to trauma, and an essential part of the healing process. Inflammation can be harmful when it lasts too long and the body reacts as though under attack. Researchers are now linking low-grade, persistent inflammation to premature aging, heart disease, MS, diabetes, Alzheimer's, psoriasis, arthritis and cancer.

Some types of inflammation can be remedied by a change in diet, specifically by altering the types of fats consumed. Omega-3 fatty acids tend to decrease inflammation, while Omega-6 fatty acids increase inflammation. While many foods in the standard American diet exacerbate inflammation, a healthy diet made up of fish, nuts, seeds,
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