A new study finds that people who chew their food more take in fewer kilojoules, which may help them control their weight.
Previous research has explored the connection between obesity and chewing, with mixed results. Several studies have found eating faster and chewing less are associated with obesity, while others have found no such link.
More chewing reduces appetite
In the current study, the team found a connection between the amount of chewing and levels of several hormones that tell the brain when to begin to eat and when to stop eating, said co-author Shuran Wang.