Watching your weight? Beware of skinny friends with big appetites

September 22, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Thin friends who eat a lot could put your waistline at risk, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, which examines how other peoples’ weight and food choices influence how much we eat.

“Obesity is obviously a tremendous public health concern,” write authors Brent McFerran, Darren W. Dahl (both University of British Columbia), Gavan J. Fitzsimons (Duke University), and Andrea C. Morales (Arizona State University). “We decided to investigate how someone’s size and food choices could influence how much the people around them eat.”

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