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Distraction during eating reduces fullness & increases subsequent consumption

How many of us are completely focused on our food when we eat?  Modern technology like TVs, computers, cell phones, etc are nearly ubiquitous.  Books, magazines, newspapers are usually always within reach.  Especially if we are alone, it seems almost unnerving to eat in silence.  Do modern distractions affect how much we eat? A growing body of research points to yes.   As summarized in a new paper by Oldham-Cooper et al., existing research already suggests that watching TV and even listening Read more [...]