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    Eating four or more times per day associated with 45 percent lower risk of obesity


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    Monday, May 10, 2004 1:40 pm Email this article
    Eating four or more times per day is associated with a 45 percent reduction in the risk of obesity compared with eating three times or less according to a recent study.

    SKIPPING BREAKFAST INCREASES OBESITY RISK 4.5-FOLD

    Skipping breakfast is associated with a 4.5 times greater risk of obesity according to a recent study.

    EATING BREAKFAST OR DINNER OUT INCREASES OBESITY RISK

    Eating breakfast or dinner away from home is also associated with a greater risk of obesity.

    SUBJECTS

    The data for this study came from 499 people from the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study (1994-1998).

    On five separate occassions during a one-year period, they asked subjects what they had eaten for the previous three days and what their body weight was.

    REFERENCE

    Ma Y, Bertone E, Stanek Er, Reed G, Hebert J, Cohen N, Merriam P, Ockene I. Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living us adult population. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jul 1, 158(1):85-92.

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