University of Newcastle researchers need locals interested in losing weight for Move, Eat & Sleep study.

New study: Move, Eat & Sleep in the name of UON obesity research.

New study: Move, Eat & Sleep in the name of UON obesity research.

A GROUP of researchers at the University of Newcastle are studying the impact of sleep quality on weight loss, but they need some help.

If you are overweight and looking to lose weight, are aged between 18 and 65, and live in the Newcastle area, you could participate in the university’s new study, Move, Eat & Sleep, which is exploring the impact of sleep quality and weight.

To find out more, email the research team at moveeatsleep@newcastle.edu.au or call (02) 4921 8681. 

Research team member Sasha Fenton said while up to two-thirds of Australian adults were overweight or obese, a weight loss of as little as three kilograms could reduce the risk of developing chronic health conditions.

“While we know about the impact of diet and exercise on weight, the impact of sleep quality and weight is a new area that the team are keen to explore,” she said.

The 12-month Move, Eat & Sleep study would provide participants with strategies and resources to help them improve their physical activity and eating behaviours, and for some participants their sleep habits as well.

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