QUICKLINKS AND VIEW OPITONS
An additional hour of exercise reduce the risk of becoming obese by 6% according to Italian study
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:37 am Email this article
Each additional hour of exercise reduced the risk of become obese by 6 percent during a 6-year follow-up according to study from researchers at the the University of Turin in Turin, Italy. Sleep Duration
Sleep duration: 6.3 hours vs 7.2 hours
Subjects: 1282 people
The study followed 1282 Caucasian people, aged 45–64 years, who were not obese at the start of the study, for 6 years to try and determine factors that were associated with an increased risk of obesity.
After 6 years, 103 had become obese, and 1179 had not.
Conclusion: Sleep restriction, higher home temperature and restaurant meals were associated with increased risk of obesity
“Sleep restriction, higher home temperature and regular consumption of [ restaurant meals ] might represent lifestyle contributors to the obesity and hyperglycemia epidemics,” the paper concluded. “Avoiding these behaviors could be a potential adjunctive non-pharmacological strategy for preventing the obesity and hyperglycemia epidemics.”
Comment: Exercise is better at helping to reduce weight gain rather than for weight loss
Research shows that the amount of exercise most people are willing to do—such as walking 45-minutes per day—does NOT cause much weight loss at all.
Research suggests that regular exercise is better at helping to maintain weight and reduce weight gain rather than causing weight loss.
Of course, if you exercise enough, you will lose weight, but the amount of exercise required to lose a substantial amount of weight is more than most people are willing to do.
Bo S, Ciccone G, Durazzo M, Ghinamo L, Villois P, Canil S, Gambino R, Cassader M, Gentile L, Cavallo-Perin P. Contributors to the obesity and hyperglycemia epidemics. A prospective study in a population-based cohort. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Feb 1, published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. S Bo
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Turin
Corso Dogliotti 14
Turin 10126, Italy
Articles on the same subject can be found here:
Please feel free to share your comments about this article.
© Copyright 2003-2021 - Larry Hobbs - All Rights Reserved.