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Obesity Linked to Restaurant Meals

After researching data from nearly 13,000 participants of the Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey, scientists determined that those who did not eat their meals in front of the TV, and who ate most of their meals at home, rather than in restaurants, were less likely to be obese than those who did eat while watching TV, or who ate most of their meals out.

Adults who prepared all of their meals at home were 26% less likely to be obese, than those who ate most or all of their meals at outside eateries.  Those who never watched TV while they ate were 37 % less likely to be obese than those who always ate their meals while watching TV.

The results of this study were reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics last year, and are especially important to consider as many of us have recently¬† made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight.¬† Just tweaking some of our habits can help us reach our weight goals.