Ornish Lifestyle Medicine from Sharecare has been named #1 in the Heart-Healthy Diet by US News & World Report for the 11th year since 2011.

AtlantaAnd January 5 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR), the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced today that Sharecare’s Ornish Lifestyle Medicine has been recognized as the Best Heart Health Diet Plan of the Year by the US News & World Report, and among the best published diets for weight loss and plant-based eating. Since US News began its annual ranking of diet plans in 2011, the Ornish Diet has consistently been ranked as best in class for heart health.

“U.S. News’ ongoing recognition of the Ornish Diet is a strong testament to the program’s scientifically proven efficacy for heart health and rehabilitation as well as its greater value to individuals who aim to manage their overall health through preventive strategies.” Nirav R. ShahMD, MPH, chief medical officer of Sharecare. “We are proud of the measurable results and improvements that thousands of individuals have achieved through this life-changing program, and we look forward to expanding access to Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare in 2022.”

Developed by Dean OrnishMD, validated by more than four decades of clinical studies published in leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare is the first and only intensive cardiac rehabilitation program scientifically proven to prevent and reversed the development of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, in randomized controlled trials. Comprised of four major components—Nutrition, Fitness, Stress Management, and Love/Support—The Ornish Program enables individuals to improve heart function and prevent or combat the effects of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States in 2020, using lifestyle changes. Life as treatment options that are less invasive and more effective than medications or surgical interventions.

Today, Sharecare’s Ornish program is offset by Medicare and several other commercial providers, is offered in more than 17 states, and is delivered through a turnkey process refined through years of research and operational knowledge. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also approved Sharecare’s Ornish Lifestyle Medicine coverage for virtual sharing, which will be available later this year.

Dr. said. Ornish, founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. “We are very pleased that CMS recently made a game-changing decision to provide coverage for virtual participants so that more people across the United States can access this life-saving program through Sharecare, wherever they are.”

The Ornish Program’s Plant-Based Nutrition Plan – Ingredient Recognized by US news FOR EFFECTIVENESS – Focuses on whole, unprocessed foods that are rich in nutrients and naturally low in both fats and refined carbohydrates, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and limited amounts of nuts, seeds, and non-fat dairy products.

The U.S. News 2022 rankings for Best Diet were determined by a panel of the nation’s top health experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes, and heart disease. To calculate the ratings, the dietitians, nutrition counselors, and physicians on the committee evaluated diets across several categories, which were scored in areas including ease of compliance, likelihood of achieving short- and long-term weight loss, and effectiveness in preventing and managing both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. For 2022, the Ornish Diet Program ranked #1 in the heart-healthy diet category, #4 in the vegetarian diet category, #5 in the weight-loss diet category, and #8 in the diabetes category. .

Also this week, the paperback edition of Dr. Ornish and Anne Ornish National bestseller Shipp! has been published. The book explains how and why the same lifestyle changes described in the Ornish program reverse many different chronic diseases and how quickly those benefits can occur. Shipp! Available for purchase at bookstores across the country as well as on amazon.com, bn.com, and other online retailers.

For more information about Ornish Lifestyle Medicine from Sharecare, visit www.ornish.com.

About Sharecare
Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are on their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive, data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help people, service providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities improve individual and population well-being by driving positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all better together, at Sharecare, we are committed to supporting each individual from a personal health perspective and making high-quality care accessible and affordable for all. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.

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