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NutriSystem, Inc. Joins Forces with WomenHeart to Fight Heart Disease
Date:1/14/2009

e NutriSystem program is enriched with heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and high in fiber for heart health and cardiovascular benefits - something no other weight loss company has ever done before," said Dr. Jay Satz, NutriSystem's Vice President of Scientific Affairs. "The NutriSystem program is high in fiber to help our customers feel full longer, and is low on the Glycemic index to help our customers lose weight, without feeling hungry on the program."

"NutriSystem customers are looking for a heart healthy diet," continued Satz. "NutriSystem program is low in fat and cholesterol with zero trans fats and is low in sodium. In fact, our program's daily sodium content is 1800 milligrams, which is 500 milligrams lower than the American Heart Association's recommended 2300 milligram daily sodium limit." On the NutriSystem program, customers can decrease one of the most important heart disease risk factors by losing up to ten pounds a month. In fact, in 2008, NutriSystem helped customers across the country lose 9,178,775 pounds.

As part of their initiative to raise awareness of the strong link between weight and heart disease, NutriSystem has pledged to mobilize their five million new, current and former customers to manage their heart health through healthy weight loss, lifestyle and exercise. NutriSystem will provide WomenHeart's heart health information and educational materials to customers via a variety of print, direct mail and online communications.

About WomenHeart

WomenHeart is the only national, patient-centered organization dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. A nonprofit advocacy organization, WomenHeart is a community of women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. To find more information about women's heart health or to g
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