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Mayo Clinic reveals how much sleep affects fat gain

Mayo Clinic researchers have named a free remedy to help get rid of belly fat deposits. In their opinion, a person who wants to lose weight should monitor not only nutrition and physical activity, but also how he sleeps, informs “Medic Forum”.

“The way you sleep, including the quality and duration of your sleep, affects your weight and fat gain mechanisms. Lack of sleep leads to weight gain even in young and healthy people, ”experts said.

Experts noted that if a person does not manage to sleep for a certain amount of time, this can lead to the deposition of visceral fat deposited in the abdominal area. Because of it, the patient can be prone to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

The doctors explained that the amount of sleep a person needs varies depending on the age of the person and their level of physical activity. The need for more sleep increases in people who are sick or who are stressed. The optimal time for sleep, the researchers called the duration of seven to eight hours.

Former fitness and wellness expert Saskia Gregson-Williams dispelled popular myths about weight loss and told those who are losing weight how to get rid of excess weight. According to the specialist, proper fats do not add weight and should make up about 30 percent of the diet.

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