Eating quickly until full trebles the risk of overweight

A study published in the British Medical Journal this week had found that eating until full and eating quickly were associated with being overweight in Japanese men and women. These eating behaviours combined may have a substantial impact on being overweight.

The results are based on a cross-sectional survey of two communities in Japan. Over three and a half thousand adults aged 30 to 69 responded to self administered questionnaires of diet history.  



Maruyama K,  Sato S, Ohira T. The joint impact on being overweight of self reported behaviours of eating quickly and eating until full: cross sectional survey. BMJ 2008;337:a2002