Carefully selected natural ingredients and the unique benefits of Almased are not only our focus. To us, science is something close to our hearts, which is why we have been committed to clinical research for many years. Almased’s effectiveness has been continuously and intensively researched at globally renowned institutes for more than 30 years.

Our participation at international conferences and scientific exhibitions ensures we are able to impart our valuable knowledge to the scientific community and beyond. Such continuing research enables us to provide you with the most current and accurate information whatever your weight loss goal.

Almased is an evidence-based meal replacement made from natural, nourishing ingredients.

Today, almost 40 clinical studies conducted by medical scientists across the world have shown the effectiveness of Almased in achieving and maintaining weight loss, an essential contributory factor to optimum health and wellbeing.

Publications

2021

Oliveira CLP, Boulé NG, Berg A, Sharma AM, Elliott SA, Siervo M, Ghosh S, Prado CM. Consumption of a high-protein meal replacement leads to higher fat oxidation, suppression of hunger, and improved metabolic profile after an exercise session. Nutrients. 2021, January;13(1):155. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7824960/

Röhling M, Stensitzky A, Oliveira CLP, Beck A, Braumann KM, Halle M, Führer-Sakel D, Kempf K, McCarthy D, Predel HG, Schenkenberger I, Toplak H, Berg A. Effects of a protein-rich, low-glycemic meal replacement on changes in dietary intake and body weight following a weight-management intervention - The ACOORH Trial. Nutrients. 2021, February;13(2):376. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7910938/

Oliveira CLP, Boulé NG, Sharma AM, Elliott SA, Siervo M, Ghosh S, Berg A, Prado CM. A high-protein total diet replacement increases energy expenditure and leads to negative fat balance in healthy, normal-weight adults. American Journal Clinical Nutrition. 2021;113(2):476–487. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa283. Erratum in: American Journal of Clinica Nutrition. 2021, February 2;113(2):488–489. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33247306/

Kerstin K, Röhling M, Banzer W, Braumann KM, Halle M, McCarthy D, Predel HG, Schenkenberger I, Tan S, Toplak H, Berg A, Martin S. High-Protein, Low-Glycaemic Meal Replacement Decreases Fasting Insulin and Inflammation Markers ¬— A 12-Month Subanalysis of the ACOORH Trial. Nutrients. 2021, April; 13(5):1433. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1433

2020

Röhling M, Kempf K, Banzer W, Berg A, Braumann KM, Tan S, Halle M, McCarthy D, Pinget M, Predel HG, Scholze J, Toplak H, Martin S, ACOORH Study Group. Prediabetes conversion to normoglycemia is superior adding a low-carbohydrate and energy deficit formula diet to lifestyle intervention-A 12-month subanalysis of the ACOORH Trial. Nutrients. 2020, July 7;12(7):2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7400892/

Halle M, Röhling M, Banzer W, Braumann KM, Kempf K, McCarthy D, Schaller N, Predel HG, Scholze J, Führer-Sakel D, Toplak H, Berg A; ACOORH study group. Meal replacement by formula diet reduces weight more than a lifestyle intervention alone in patients with overweight or obesity and accompanied cardiovascular risk factors-the ACOORH trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2020, Oct 30. doi: 10.1038/s41430-020-00783-4. Online ahead of print. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33128036/

2019

Deibert P, Lazaro A, Schaffner D, Berg A, König D, Kreisel W, Baumstark MW, Steinmann D, Buechert M, Lange T. Comprehensive lifestyle intervention vs soy protein-based meal regimen in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. World Journal Gastroenterology. 2019, March 7;25(9):1116–1131. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6406181/

Oliveira CLP, Boulé NG, Sharma AM, Elliott S, Siervo M, Ghosh S, Berg A, Prado CM. Examining the effects of a high-protein total diet replacement on energy metabolism, metabolic blood markers, and appetite sensations in healthy adults: protocol for two complementary, randomized, controlled, crossover trials. Trials. 2019, December 27;20(1):787. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3950-y. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6935127/

2018

Kempf K, Röhling M, Niedermeier K, Gärtner B, Martin S. Individualized meal replacement therapy improves clinically relevant long-term glycemic control in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients. Nutrients. 2018, August 4;10(8):1022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6115894/

2017

Koohkan S, McCarthy DH, Berg A. The effect of a soy-yoghurt-honey product on excess weight and related Page health risk factors - A review. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science. 2017;5(2): 1– 10. https://symbiosisonlinepublishing.com/nutritionalhealth-foodscience/nutritionalhealth-foodscience91.php

Kempf K, Altpeter B, Berger J, Reuss O, Fuchs M, Schneider M, Gärtner B, Niedermeier K, Martin S. Efficacy of the Telemedical Lifestyle intervention Program TeLiPro in advanced stages of type 2 Diabetes: A randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2017, May 12;40(7):863– 871. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28500214/

2016

Koohkan S, Golesorkhi M, Vitolins MZ, McCarthy DH, Berg A, et al. The influence of a meal replacement formula on leptin regulation in obese adults. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science. 2016, October; 4(4): 1-5 https://symbiosisonlinepublishing.com/nutritionalhealth-foodscience/nutritionalhealth-foodscience69.php

2015

König D, Zdzieblik D, Deibert P, Berg A, Gollhofer A, Büchert M. Internal fat and cardiometabolic risk factors following a meal-replacement regimen vs. comprehensive lifestyle changes in obese subjects. Nutrients. 2015, December 1;7(12):9825– 9833. doi: 10.3390/nu7125500. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4690052/

2014

Koohkan S, Schaffner D, Milliron BJ, Frey I, König D, Deibert P, Vitolins M, Berg A. The impact of a weight reduction program with and without meal-replacement on health-related quality of life in middle-aged obese females. BMC Women's Health. 2014, March 12; 14(1):45. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24618460/

Kempf K, Schloot NC, Gärtner B, Keil R, Schadewaldt P, Martin S. Meal replacement reduces insulin requirement, HbA1c and weight long-term in type 2 diabetes patients with >100 U insulin per day. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014, April;27 Suppl 2:21– 27. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23909831/

Koohkan S, Golesorkhi M, Schaffner D, Konig D, Deibert P, et al. Effect of Different Isoenergetic Breakfast Compositions on Blood Glucose Regulation, Energy Allocation and Satiety. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science. 2014; 2(4):1–9. https://symbiosisonlinepublishing.com/nutritionalhealth-foodscience/nutritionalhealth-foodscience28.php

König D, Schaffner D, Kookhan K, Deibert P, Berg A. A meal-replacement regimen improves blood glucose levels in prediabetic healthy subjects with impaired fasting glucose. Nutrition. 2014, Nov-Dec; 8(1):35–39. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25194963/

2012

Berg A, Schaffner D, Pohlmann Y, Baumstark MW, Deibert P, König D, Gollhofer A. A soy-based supplement alters energy metabolism but not the exercise-induced stress response. Exercise Immunology Review. 2012; 18:128–141. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22876725/
König D, Muser K, Berg A, Deibert P. Fuel selection and appetite-regulating hormones after intake of a soy protein-based meal replacement. Nutrition. 2012, January; 28(1):35–39. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21778035/

2011

Deibert P, Lutz L, König D, Zitta S, Meinitzer A, Vitolins MZ, Becker G, Berg A. Acute effect of a soy protein-rich meal-replacement application on renal parameters in patients with the metabolic syndrome. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011; 20 (4):527–534. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22094837/

Deibert P, Solleder F, König D, Vitolins MZ, Dickhuth HH, Gollhofer A, Berg A. Soy protein-based supplementation supports metabolic effects of resistance training in previously untrained middle-aged males. Aging Male. 2011, October 19; 14(4):273–279. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22066824/

Berg A, Witt N, Frey I, König D, Deibert P. Meal replacement based on soy protein improves the benefits of a weight reduction program on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in middle-aged obese females. Obesity Reviews. 2011; 12 (1):73.

2010

Deibert P, König D, Frey I, Berg A. Effects of a meal replacement based on soy protein on hormonal and metabolic regulation in overweight and obese females. Obesity Reviews. 2010; 11 (1).
Deibert P, König D, Solleder F, Gollhofer A, Berg A. Soy protein supplementation supports effects of resistance training in previously untrained overweight elderly males. Obesity Reviews. 2010; 11 (1).
2009

Kloock B, König D, Muser K, Gollhofer A, Berg A. Health promotion with previously inactive women between the ages of 50 and 65; first results of a clinically controlled study on the health effects of target group-oriented strength training. German Association for Sports Science, 2009.

2008

König D, Deibert P, Frey I, Landmann U, Berg A. Effect of meal replacement on metabolic risk factors in overweight and obese subjects. Annals of Nutrition Metabolism. 2008, March 4; 52:74–78. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18319587/
Berg A, König D, Deibert P, Landmann U, Frey I, Kloock B, Gollhofer A. Anti-atherogenic effects of a 1-years intervention program in 50–65 yrs-old overweight women. Atherosclerosis Supplements. 2008; 9(1):252–253.

Berg A, Berg A, Frey I, König D, Predel HG. Exercise-based lifestyle intervention in obese adults: results of the intervention study MOBILIS. Dtsch Arztebl International. 2008; 105(11):197–203.

Berg A, König D, Deibert P, Landmann U, Frey I, Kloock B, Gollhofer A. Favorable metabolic properties of a soy-honey-yogurt product for meal replacement in overweight subjects with atherogenic risk. Atherosclerosis Supplements. 2008; 9(1):253. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1567568808710158?via%3Dihub

2007

Berg A, Landmann U. Clinical experience in the use of a calorie-reduced meal replacement. Obesity Spectrum. 2007; 6:20–24.

Deibert P, König D, Vitolins MZ, Landmann U, Frey I, Zahradnik HP, Berg A. Effect of a weight loss intervention on anthropometric measures and metabolic risk factors in pre- versus postmenopausal women. Nutrition Journal. 2007; 6(1):31. https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-6-31

2005

Berg A, Frey I, Landmann U, Deibert P, König D, Berg A, Dickhuth HH. Weight reduction by lifestyle intervention: 1-year results of a randomized controlled study in overweight or adipose subjects. Ernährungs-Umschau. 2005; 52(8):310–314.

2004

Deibert P, König D, Schmidt-Trucksäss A, Zaenker KS, Frey I, Landmann U, Berg A. Weight reduction and risk management; one-year-result of a randomized controlled intervention trial with overweight adults. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 2004; (12):159–166.

Deibert P, König D, Schmidt-Trucksäss A, Zaenker KS, Frey I, Landmann U, Berg A. Weight loss without losing muscle mass in pre-obese and obese subjects induced by a high-soy-protein diet. International Journal of Obesity-Related Metabolism Disorders. 2004, October; 28(10):1349–1352. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15303108/

2003

Berg A, Frey I, Deibert P, Landmann U, König D, Schmidt-Trucksäss A, Rücker G, Kreiter A, Berg A, Dickhuth HH. Weight reduction is feasible - Preliminary results of a controlled, randomized intervention study in overweight adults. Ernährungs-Umschau. 2003; 50:386–393.

Poster Presentations

Müller HM, Walther W, Schiebel F, Jotterand S, Grathwohl D, Berg A. Influence of a defined reduction diet on body composition, metabolism and inflammatory response. Presented at the Heart 2000 Congress - Strategies for Optimized Secondary Prevention; 2000; Freiburg, Germany. 

Deibert P, König D, Frey I, Berg A. Influence of a meal replacement-supported weight intervention on the hormonal-metabolic regulation of overweight women. Poster presented at the German Obesity Society (DAG); 2009; Berlin, Germany. 

Schaffner D, König D, Berg A. Effect of different breakfast compositions on blood glucose regulation and energy allocation during the morning at sedentary activity. Poster presented at the German Obesity Society (DAG); 2011; Bochum, Germany. 

Schaffner D, Pohlmann Y, Baumstark M, Gollhofer A, Berg A. Effect of a soy-based dietary supplement on the energy supply of sports enthusiasts. Poster presented at the German Obesity Society (DAG); 2011; Bochum, Germany. 

Schaffner D, König D, Berg A. Can weight regulation be positively influenced by a macronutrient? Presented at the German Congress of Endocrinology (DGE); March 2012. 

Schaffner D, Stensitzky A, Deibert P, König D, Berg A. From medical practice: Experiences with an outpatient short-term program for weight loss in adults [in German]. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG); 2012; Stuttgart, Germany. In: Obesity Facts. 2012;5 (suppl 2):30. 

Schaffner D, Stensitzky A, Deibert P, König D, Berg A. Experience with an outpatient short-term program for initial weight loss in adults. Poster at the Austrian Obesity Society; September 28-29, 2012; Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria.   

Berg A, Schaffner D, Stensitzky A, Deibert P, König D. Benefits of a short-time intervention concept for weight reduction and improvement of the metabolic milieu in overweight adults. Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD); February 27 to March 3, 2013; Paris, France. In: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2013; 15 (1):A-124 

Berg A, Schaffner D, Stensitzky A, Deibert P, König D. A soy-yogurt-honey product improves body weight as well as metabolic milieu even after 6 weeks of intervention. Poster presented at the 5th International Congress on Prediabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome; April 18-20, 2013; Vienna, Austria. In: Journal of Diabetes. 2013b;5(s1):77. 

Deibert P, Schaffner D, Vincekovic B, Meinitzer A, Stensitzky-Thiedemans A, König D, Berg A. Influence of the glomerular filtration rate and the renal plasma flow in type 2 diabetics by soy protein. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG); October 3-5, 2013; Hanover, Germany.  

Koohkan S, Schaffner D, Deibert P, König D und Berg A. Influence of a meal replacement (soy-yogurt-honey based) on the regulation of leptin in overweight adults. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG); October 4-5, 2013; Hanover, Germany. 

Schaffner D, Lange T, Buechert M, König D, Berg A, Deibert P. Soy protein-based meal replacement is equivalent to lifestyle intervention in NASH. Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG); October 4-5, 2013; Hanover, Germany.  

Witt N, Frey I, König D, Deibert P, Berg A. Meal replacement based on soy protein improves benefits of a weight reduction program on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in middle-aged obese females. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG); October 6-8, 2011; Bochum, Germany. 

Koohkan S, Schaffner D, Deibert P, König D, Berg A. Influence of soy yogurt-based meal replacement on leptin regulation in overweight adults. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Austrian Obesity Society (ÖAG); October 18-19, 2013; Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria.  

Berg A, Koohkan S, Deibert P, Schaffner D, König D, Bisse E, Berg A. Effects of isoflavone-rich soy-based supplement on cognitive function in postmenopausal women. Presented at the 22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology; May 25-28, 2014; Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Koohkan S, Schaffner D, Deibert P, König D, Berg A. Benefits of an intervention concept for weight reduction in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in overweight adults. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD); February 5-8, 2014; Vienna, Austria. 

Oliveira CLP, Boule N, Sharma A, Elliott S, Ghosh S, Siervo M, Prado CM. The impact of a high-protein diet on energy expenditure and substrate oxidation: preliminary findings of a randomized, controlled, cross-over trial. Presented at the 25th European Congress on Obesity; May 23-26, 2018; Vienna, Austria. In: Obesity Facts 2018;11 (suppl 1):308.
 

Banzer W, Berg A, Braumann K, Führer-Sakel D, Halle M, Martin S, McCarthy D, Predel GH, Scholze J, Seyller C, Toplak H. Benefits of the ACOORH concept on weight control and metabolic regulation after 12 weeks of intervention: results of a multicenter RCT. Presented at the 25th European Congress on Obesity (Abstract T4P209); May 23-26, 2018; Vienna, Austria. In: Obesity Facts 2018; 11 (suppl 1):313 https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/489691