Swallowing pieces can cause obesity and reduce your daily activities, as a new study shows.
The researchers found that women aged 40 to 50 years, which, as a rule, eat quickly, more likely to gain weight compared to those who eat slowly, according to the American dietetic Association.
According to the research, the rapid absorption of food can double the risk of overweight.
"When we eat too fast, the mechanisms that tell our brain that we are full, do not have time to work," says Ian MacDonald , an employee of the University of Nottingham.
"The nerves send signals to the brain that the stomach expands. At the same time produces the hormone ghrelin. Thus, the body takes about 20 minutes to tell the brain to stop eating. Simply put, when you eat too fast, and you overwhelm your stomach, " he says.
"Many people develop the habit of fast food since childhood, seeking faster to leave the dining table. It's amazing how such behavior often persists into adulthood," added study author.
According to another study conducted at the Medical University of southern California, the rapid ingestion of food may increase the risk of acid reflux, stomach acid, which allows you to feel the taste in the back of the mouth.
Research has shown that eating 690 calories for 5 or 30 minutes induces up to 50 percent more acid reflux, leading to congestion of the gastrointestinal tract with large pieces of food and stimulates the production of excess stomach acid.
"If you eat too quickly, it can also contribute to bloating and General discomfort," said David Focast, gastroenterologist.