ONE EX­PLA­NA­TION FOR OVEREAT­ING

Prevention (USA) - - PULSE -

Re­search shows that we eat more when we’re with fam­ily or friends than when we’re din­ing solo, and a new re­view of 42 stud­ies in the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nutri­tion sheds light on why. We may ex­pe­ri­ence en­hanced en­joy­ment when nosh­ing so­cially, which leads to con­sum­ing more, and overeat­ing in com­pany is con­sid­ered more ac­cept­able than do­ing so alone. Eat­ing with oth­ers has so­cial ben­e­fits that boost health—just keep an eye on how much you scarf down.

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