Table 2

Meal duration, ad libitum meal intake, and eating rate in the two experimental conditions (fast and slow)
Experimental condition1 Number of subjects
Fast Slow Fast > Slow2 Slow > Fast3
Mean SEM Mean SEM n n
Duration of the meal (min) 8.4 0.6 26.1 1.8 * 0 30
Weight of food consumed (g) 488.2 17.9 478.6 22.5 17 13
Energy intake (kcal) 707.9 26.0 694.0 32.6 17 13
Energy density (kcal / total g) 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0 17 13
Rate of energy consumption (kcal/min) 94.0 5.6 29.0 1.9 * 30 0

n = 30 females.

1 Statistical differences between conditions were determined by paired t-tests: * p < 0.05.

2 Number of subjects in which meal duration and intakes were higher in the fast condition than the slow.

3 Number of subjects in which meal duration and intakes were higher in the slow condition than the fast.

Andrade et al.

Andrade et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:135   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-135

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