07/26/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New York – A recent study suggests overweight individuals may desire more of a food presented before them, but not eat more in a single setting than normal weight people. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that overweight and lean people may respond differently to food cues, which may lead overweight people to eat more frequently as opposed to having more single setting servings than lean individuals.
The study investigators are quoted by Reuters as writing of their findings, “This is potentially important, because this sensitivity may encourage snacking” and other bad eating habits that are “associated with increased energy intake, overweight and weight gain.”
More information about the study may be available in the July publication of the International Journal of Obesity.
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