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Speed of eating maybe 'key to obesity'

_45127331_eating_cred226.jpg Wolfing down meals may be enough to nearly double a person's risk of being overweight, Japanese research suggests. Compared with those who did not eat quickly, fast-eating men were 84% more likely to be overweight, and women were just over twice as likely. "The old wives' tale about chewing everything 20 times might be true - if you did take a bit more time eating, it could have an impact, researcher Ian McDonald said. Source:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7681458.stm


Great post... very interesting. The researchers' claim (or maybe the claim came from the BBC article) that speed of eating might be the "key" to obesity seems silly. Obesity is so multi-faceted. Speed is just a small dimension.

I find this study interesting. But are there other studies in different countries and nationalities besides Japan? Genetics might have something to do with it as well.