Eating too quickly may raise diabetes risk

May 8, 2012 2:26:41 PM PDT
Along with the rise in obesity comes an increase in type-2 diabetes. A new study finds eating too quickly may raise your risk for diabetes.

Researchers found people who gobble down their food were 2 1/2 times more likely to have diabetes than those who take their time while eating.

Study participants with diabetes were also more likely to have a higher body mass index and to have much lower levels of education than those without diabetes.

This small preliminary study was presented this week at the Joint Endocrinology meeting in Italy.