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Sleep, mood improves after substantial weight loss

Obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight report that they sleep better and longer after six months of weight loss, according to a new study. The results were presented Tuesday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

“This study confirms several studies reporting that weight loss is associated with increased sleep duration,” said the study’s lead investigator, Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH, a fellow in the Department of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

In addition, the study found that weight loss at 6 months improved sleep quality, as well as mood, regardless of how the individuals lost the weight.

The 390 study subjects participated in the Practice-Based Opportunities for Weight Reduction at the University of Pennsylvania (POWER-UP) trial. This 2-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, compared three behavioral interventions for weight loss in obese adults treated in primary care practices.

Subjects (311 women and 79 men) were randomly assigned to one of three programs that provided varying amounts of support to achieve the same diet and exercise goals. The groups were: (1) usual care, in which subjects received printed educational materials during quarterly visits with their primary care provider; (2) brief lifestyle counseling, which included quarterly visits with their primary care provider, combined with brief meetings with lifestyle coaches; or (3) enhanced brief lifestyle counseling, with meal replacements or weight loss medications added to the second intervention.

The researchers evaluated changes in weight, sleep duration and quality, and mood after 6 and 24 months of treatment. They compared subjects who lost 5 percent or more of their original body weight with those who lost less than 5 percent, regardless of their group assignment. The analyses controlled for several subject variables, including sex and age.

At month 6, subjects in both lifestyle counseling groups lost more weight on average (brief counseling: 7.8 lb; enhanced counseling: 14.7 lb) than those in the usual care group (4.4 lb), Alfaris reported.

Examining all three groups together, subjects who lost at least 5 percent of their weight at month 6 reported that they gained an average of 21.6 minutes of sleep a night, compared with only 1.2 minutes for those who lost less than 5 percent. Likewise, subjects who lost >5% of initial weight reported greater improvements on measures of sleep quality and mood (i.e., symptoms of depression), compared with subjects who lost <5%.

Only improvements in mood remained statistically significant at 24 months, according to Alfaris.

“Further studies are needed to examine the potential effects of weight regain in diminishing the short-term improvements of weight loss on sleep duration and sleep quality,” she said.

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A little series of photos comparing the “classical” bodybuilders to the bodybuilders of today. Music* and bodybuilder’s names are given at the end of the vid…

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    • Alex Kurusaki
    • June 25, 2014
    Reply

    Back then they had size and aesthetics. They actually look like they could
    chase you down and fck you up, unlike today’s, where they can even run a
    100m sprint

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    • BiodegradeableMan
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    Yep things have changed, Arnold looked amazing!

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    • anthony pinelli
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    DADDY WHY ARN’T ANY BODYBUILDERS AT THE OLYMPICS SKIING. WELL SON THERE ARE
    LOTS OF REASONS. FIRST OF AII THE OLYMPICS ARE FOR PEOPLE TO COMPETE IN THE
    WINTER SPORTS AND BB IS NOT A SPORT. THEY ALSO ARE VERY UNCOORDINATED,
    CLUSMY. THEY ARE OK IN LIFTING A WEIGHT UP AND DOWN AND POISE WITH OTHER
    MEN IN TIGHTS. GEE WIZ DOESN’T SOUND GOOD DADDY. INDEED SON, GOING TO A GYM
    SEVEN DAYS A WEEK IS A WASTE OF TIME SOME OF THESE FREAKS GO TWICE A DAY
    AND ARE DRUG ADDICTS. THATS WHAT MY COACH SAID TO DADDY. IN FACK YOU CAN
    LIST EVERY PRO SPORT, ALL OF THEM, AND NOT SEE ONE
    BB. IN SPORTS THEY ARE USELESS, AND A WASTE OF TIME.

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    • Noaveed Razak
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    So much jealous people on here

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    • Jerrod Robertson
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    They are bigger today because they are using a bigger proportion of
    steroids thats a dangerous amount. I like old bodybuilding the body looked
    nice not insanely big.

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    • Spyros Giannios
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    song name?

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    • Mike Pestano
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    Furthering the transformation and taking it to a higher level.

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    • Jenna7032
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    Those bods are ugly, I prefer thin men with big cock

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    • Joe Taylor
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    Things have changed alright. Arnold and Columbu were kings. These guys
    today just have better drugs. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. 

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    • anthony pinelli
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    BEST PHYSIQUE EVER? WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP.. THE PSYCHICAL RESULTS OF BB ARE
    UNNATURAL, BAZAAR. JUST LOOK AT PRO WOMAN BB, BOY A NEW WORD FOR UGLY
    BITCH!

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    • damarc32
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    video nice,music should go with times would of made more of an impact.

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    • Tim Clare
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    You forgot “STEROIDS”….. that is a requirement for that kind of muscle
    mass

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    • iskiinthefastlane
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    You’re straight up an idiot.

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    • Jim Wasted
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    Idiot arnlod used steroids, he admitted to using and all other bodybuilders
    of his time used you hard cunt

    View Comment
    • Hip Hop
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    nobody cares

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    • eisenherz188
    • June 26, 2014
    Reply

    8:23 oh dude do some leg training

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