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The New York Times reports on how “researchers in the Netherlands set out to see whether, all other things being equal - meaning people ate the exact same quantities of the exact same food - the speed of consumption had an effect on diners’ feelings of satiety and hunger and on the chemical signals, or hormones, that are involved in appetite regulation. The researchers also wanted to see how the pace of the meal affected postprandial snacking.

Th result: “Though people said they felt more sated and less hungry after a staggered meal that lasted two hours with breaks between courses and didn’t really want to eat more afterward, the experience didn’t change their snacking behavior.”
KC's View:
Wonder if they managed to study Mr. Creosote in “Monty Python And The Meaning Of Life”?