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A study

Reduction of the BMI (Body Mass Index) and weight with Sarengue®

The Latin American style of dancing specifically reduces the waist and hip – measurement significantly compared to a traditional training of established multimodal dieting programs.

A monitored and prospective study shows additional dancing therapy reduces the weight of obese patients more effectively than traditional movement.

Psychosomatics report of 2015

“Sarengue® - The Latin American style of dancing specifically reduces the waist and hip – measurement significantly compared to a traditional training of established multimodal dieting programs.” (Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Loew, university hospital in Ratisbon, psychosomatic clinic, Golomb R.; Bernhard A., dancing school in Zirndorf, Germany)


Being active reflects a vital aspect of the therapy. However, motivating oneself and being persistent, is the biggest psychological obstacle and at the same time it is inevitable to achieve long term results.

Latin Americans who indulge with dancing rarely have problems with their body. It is a well known fact that therapeutic concepts carried out in groups are more efficient than done alone. So the question arises:

Are specific movement sequences even better than that?

Within a matched pair study 30 participants took part in a weekly dancing program of 45 minutes that was based on joint – friendly moves as well as parts of the dancing styles salsa and merengue, offered by an educated physiotherapist.

After a three – month´s dieting program changes in BMI and waist – hip ratio were reported and compared to the forerunners, a group of the Optifast center, which has gained a lot of experience within the last 10 years.

Compared to these forerunners, 11 men and 19 women in groups of the same age, BMI, and waist – hip – ratio were able to reduce their BMI by 19 % (41.2 in the middle, SD 8.1cm).

The waist measurement of the Optifast group was reduced from 113 cm to 108 cm in the middle (SD 8.1 cm) while the measurement of our test group lost 3 cm more. The hip measurement of our group was reduced from 105 cm to 102 cm in the middle.

Within the first three months of a structured and multimodal dieting program Sarengue® is the answer of a significant weight reduction when it comes to certain measurements and their critical point. Long term observations have to follow.