Every day, the evidence mounts that successful weight loss begins with an individualized approach that takes into account the many complex factors that make each person’s physical makeup unique. A new study from Tufts University confirms that fasting glucose levels, or blood sugar levels, can influence weight loss.
HOW BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS AFFECT WEIGHT LOSS
In fact, Sai Krupa Das, PHD, one of the study authors, said in a release, “Participants in the study who had higher blood sugar levels lost more weight on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet than those who had lower blood sugar levels on the same diet, implying that it may be possible to optimize weight loss approaches based on a simple clinical measure.”
THE SKINNY CENTER IS AHEAD OF THE CURVE WITH HEALTH 365 BLOOD PANEL TEST
It’s the kind of thing we do for every patient at The Skinny Center with our Health 365 panel, which is a comprehensive blood test that includes a metabolic panel with lipids to measure glucose levels, electrolytes, and more.
CUSTOMIZED WEIGHT LOSS FOR YOUR BODY
But we don’t stop there. The Health 365 panel also includes an in-depth examination of 11 key hormones related to appetite and metabolism. Testing and monitoring these various blood levels provides important information about the person. This information allows us to tailor a weight loss program that will assist them in achieving – and maintaining – weight loss success.
For instance, depending on what the testing shows, we may recommend dietary changes or healthful supplementation. These changes will help a patient through periods of hormonal change, such as menopause and andropause.
“It might be time to consider blood testing when advising patients on the best strategy for weight loss,” said study author Susan B. Roberts, PH.D., in the Tufts release. Roberts is director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
We’re way ahead of you, Dr. Roberts and Tufts University!
To schedule a medical weight loss consultation and to sign up for the Health 365 lab work, call 914-703-4811.