Dining partners influence intake

Dining partners influence intake

Eating with overweight friends can influence individuals to consume higher-calorie meals.

A NEW study form Cornell University suggests that the weight of a dining partner or people dining nearby may influence a person's food selection and the amount they consume.

The research, "In Good Company, the Effect of an Eating Companion's Appearance on Food Intake," examined the effect the presence of an overweight diner had on fellow diners' food choices.

Participants in the study were recruited from a large university.

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