A study published through the Scientific Session of the American Heart Association in 2017 reported that eating too much can gain weight and trigger the heart-related disease.
The study also found that people who ate slower were less likely to be obese and did not develop metabolic syndrome or a combination of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke risk factors.
These disorders include high blood pressure, high blood sugar during fasting and low levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
“Eating slowly is an important lifestyle change to help prevent metabolic syndrome,” said Hiroshima University cardiovascular specialist Dr Takayuki Yamaji.
Takayuki added people who eat in a hurry are more likely not to feel full, which encourages them to overeat.
It can also cause larger glucose fluctuations and cause insulin to work harder.
Meanwhile, the American Heart Association also recommends eating more foods made from cereals, fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly as a way to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.
“Apart from the factor of not eating in a hurry, it is important for us to control our diet and choose a healthy menu in order to reduce the risk to be twofold,” said Dr Jeremy Pearson who is also a cardiologist.