If you have a keen watch on your sleep pattern, it will surely have an impact on your weight loss. Short sleep duration along with a high sleep variability will help people lose their weight. This study was published in the ‘International Journal of Obesity’. Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University along with groups involved in Predimed-Plus study, assessed the changes in weight. They calculated the body fat and weight of 1986 individuals for a year.
It was based on a low-calorie Mediterranean diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy. All those who did not follow a common pattern of sleep for the number of hours every night lost less weight and all those who followed the strict sleep for hours lost enough weight. This prevents other metabolic disorders associated with the excess weight and fat of the body.
Christopher Papandreou, principal investigator of the Human Nutrition Unit of the URV’s Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology was the in charge of the study along with Jordi Salas-Salvado, head of the Unit, director of clinical nutrition of the Internal Medicine Service of the University Hospital Sant Joan in Reus.