Thursday, October 23, 2008

How we eat, can make a difference

According to a new study from Japan, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the combination of eating quickly and eating until full was associated with being overweight. That effect was observed, regardless of how many calories were consumed. The study enrolled 3287 adults, and was designed to examine whether eating until full and/or eating quickly, are associated with being overweight.

Eating to fullness doubled the odds of being overweight. Eating quickly also doubled the chance of becoming overweight. This reminds me of a previous posting a little less than a year ago.

The source article:

Maruyama K, Sato S, Ohira T, Maeda K, Noda H, Kubota Y, Nishimura S, Kitamura A, Kiyama M, Okada T, Imano H, Nakamura M, Ishikawa Y, Kurokawa M, Sasaki S, Iso H. The joint impact on being overweight of self reported behaviours of eating quickly and eating until full : cross sectional survey. BMJ. 2008 Oct 21;337:a2002. [PMID: 18940848] (Full Article)