Americans eat up to 15 hours a day, study says

“This data does not prove that frequent eating contributes to obesity, but common sense concludes it does. I noticed my personal habits more carefully after reading this in September. Our frequent consumption may be associated with many other health maladies.” Bill Chesnut, MD

Americans eat up to 15 hours a day, study says

 The Los Angeles Times (9/25, Healy) reports a study by researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla “that detailed the consumption patterns of just over 150 nondieting, non-shift-working people in and around San Diego for three weeks,” showed “that a majority of people eat for stretches of 15 hours or longer most days – and fast for fewer than nine hours a night.” The study suggests that “Americans’ erratic, round-the-clock eating patterns…have probably contributed to an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.”

AMA WIRE 9.26.15