You are what your friends eat

Most people eat more food in the presence of an overweight companion than they would if dining with a normal weight person, a study shows.

The findings provide evidence that both the body type and serving behaviour of an eating companion may influence the quality and quantity of a person’s food intake, say psychologists.

The US researchers recruited 82 university students with an average BMI of 22.9. Participants were randomly assigned to either

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