open to eligible females ages 30–70
This pilot study aims to determine whether adding a sleep extension and sleep hygiene intervention to an existing lifestyle improvement program improves its efficacy for weight loss in those at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Half of the participants will receive the Centers for Disease Control's standard PreventT2 program and half of the participants will receive the same program with an additional sleep intervention.
San Francisco, California
Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only
Obesity usually brings with it disturbances in the body that increase the chances of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer. These disturbances include one or more symptoms of a condition called "metabolic syndrome" that often leads to diabetes. High levels of damage to the DNA that makes up our chromosomes have also been observed in obese people. It is possible that these two disturbances are connected. The goal of this project is to test this whether consumption of blueberries will improve these abnormalities.