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Medifast Offers 5 Heart Healthy Tips in Recognition of Friday's National Wear Red Day
Date:1/31/2008

Company showing support for fight against heart disease, the nations #1

killer of women

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of National Wear Red Day, Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) is offering 5 heart healthy tips to help Americans fight heart disease, the #1 killer among women in the country. National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 1, when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

Everyone has women in their life, whether it's your wife, mother, girlfriend or sister, but not everyone knows that heart disease in the number one killer of women in America. Heart disease is killing women at an alarming rate, with 1-in-3 American women dying from the disease.

"As a nation we put a lot of effort and money into how we treat heart disease after it happens, but we don't put enough effort into fending off the initial warning signs," said Lisa M. Davis, Ph.D., PA-C, C.N.S., L.D.N., Director of Research and Development, Medifast, Inc. and co-author of the book, 'Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Health' (Fair Winds Press 2008). "A weight loss of 5-10% can greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, so a lot of these problems can be solved by following a healthier diet and an overall healthier lifestyle."

In support of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1st, Medifast is offering the following 5 heart healthy tips:

-- Incorporate soy protein into your diet:

The FDA approved heart healthy claim arose from 27 studies

demonstrating soy protein lowers levels of total cholesterol and

low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol). <
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