We found that improvement in sleep quality was significantly associated with overall weight loss, especially belly fat.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. advises losing excess weight, particularly belly fat, to improve sleep. This was indicated in a recent study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that was reported at the 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles.
In the study, researchers had a total of 77 subjects who were all obese and either had type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. They broke them up into two groups: One group that just dieted and one that dieted and exercised.
At the conclusion of the six month study, both sets of participants lost an average of 15 pounds and 15% of their belly fat. Additionally, the researchers concluded based on observation and questionnaires that there was an average improvement in quality of sleep of 20% for both groups.
According to senior author, Professor Kerry Stewart: "We found that improvement in sleep quality was significantly associated with overall weight loss, especially belly fat."
Participants of the study improved their sleep quality as they reduced their overall body fat and in particular, belly fat. The results stood true no matter the gender of the participant, age of the participant, or the way the participant reduced their body fat (diet alone or diet with exercise).
This release has been sponsored by the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc., a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that fights to protect the constitutional right that people have to employ natural health practices which include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.