I’m Dr. Cindy Haines with HealthDay TV making news this week
Why you may want to put down your fork in-between bites.
How quickly teens pick up dangerous driving habits
And how your body reacts to anger, fear, happiness and love
First up: eating slowly may help some people control the number of calories they consume at mealtime but according to a new study, not everyone may benefit from pacing themselves.
Researchers asked 35 normal weight and 35 overweight and obese people to eat lunch in a special kitchen lab for two days.
The first day, the men and women were instructed to take small bites, chew thoroughly and pause between bites, putting their utensils down. The second day, they were told their time was limited and they should take large bites, chew quickly and not pause.
The data showed that normal-weight people ate significantly fewer calories during the slow meal compared to the fast meal but there was no statistical difference in the overweight and obese group based on eating speed.
Next up teens may start out with safe driving habits, but they get distracted pretty quickly, according to new research.
For this study, accelerometers, cameras, GPS systems and other sensors were installed in cars used by 42 novice drivers and 109 adults with more experience.
The data showed that after six months behind the wheel, as teen drivers got more comfortable, they multi-tasked more.
Their risk of having an accident or nearly crashing increased significantly if they were dialing a cell phone, sending or receiving text messages, reaching for a phone or other object, looking at a roadside distraction or eating.
Among the experienced drivers, only dialing a cell phone was associated with greater risk.
And finally, how do your emotions affect what you feel from head to toe? That