The University of Hiroshima, Japan, released a study indicating that eat fast increases the likelihood of developing obesity or metabolic syndrome, these diseases can lead to diabetes, stroke or heart disease.
The author of the study, Takayuki Yamaji, emphasizes that this is because fast food makes people feel unsatisfied and, therefore, eat more food.
"Eating fast triggers a greater fluctuation of glucose, which can lead to insulin resistance," added the researcher at Hirosima University.
To reach this conclusion, 642 men and 441 women with a mean age of 51.5 years were studied. Participants were divided into three groups, depending on the speed of their feeding; slow, habitual or fast.
After five years of evaluations, it was found that those who ate fast were 11.5 times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.
The Hiroshima University team recommends slow ingestion of food.