September 1, 2015
The incidence of metabolic syndrome is linked to eating quickly, especially among those with a larger waist circumference and higher HDL cholesterol levels, according to recent study findings published in the Journal of Epidemiology.
“There are several hypotheses to explain why eating speed can have an impact on the incidence of metabolic syndrome,” the researchers wrote. “First, due to a lack of satiety, rapid ingestion may cause overeating before the stomach senses fullness. Second, eating fast may lead to insulin resistance, resulting in metabolic syndrome.”