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    Young men chewing 40 times per bite consumed 11.9% fewer calories than chewing 15 times

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    Tuesday, August 02, 2011 11:01 am Email this article
    Young men who were asked to chew either 40 times per bite of food consumed 11.9% fewer calories during a single meal than when they were asked to chew only 15 times per bite according to a study from researchers at Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China. Subjects

    Subjects: 16 lean and 14 obese young men

    The study involved 16 lean and 14 obese young men.


    Test Meal

    Test Meal: 525 calories given on two different sessions

    A test meal consisted of 525 calories (68% of energy as carbohydrate, 21% of energy as fat, and 11% of energy as protein), and was consumed on 2 different sessions (15 chews and 40 chews per bite of 10 grams of food) by each subject.


    Li J, Zhang N, Hu L, Li Z, Li R, Li C, Wang S. Improvement in chewing activity reduces energy intake in one meal and modulates plasma gut hormone concentrations in obese and lean young chinese men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jul 20, published early on-line.


    Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene
    School of Public Health
    Harbin Medical University
    Harbin, China

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