by Mary Brophy Marcus
Dr. Donald Hensrud, editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, reviewed the study for Men’s Health. He said of the findings, “Intuitively it makes sense, and it’s one of the techniques that has been used in behavior change weight loss programs, to try to eat slower.” One of the study’s strengths is its size, Hensrud says. But it’s self-reported data, and with that, “there’s always the concern of how objective it is," he said. "It isn’t the same as measuring something very specifically. It may well be true, but self-reported data needs to be looked at with a grain of salt.”
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