Corby Martin, et al (2004) Does Slower eating rate Reduce Food Intake: Results of and Empirical Test. This poster was presented at the TOS’s 2004 Annual Meeting, to describe a study that reevaluated the behavior therapy hypothesis that a slower rate of eating results in decreased food intake. Twenty-eight subjects (22 females) who were overweight (mean BMI of 29.8) were enrolled. At baseline they were given a specified amount of food in order to establish each person’s pattern of eating. Based on that pattern (length of time to eat the specified amount), the participants’ eating rate was modified during three test lunches to produce one of three eating patterns: prolonged, decelerated or linear. Food intake was compared among the three test meals. Participants ate significantly more food during linear compared to the decelerated and prolonged meals, suggesting that a slower rate of eating results in less food intake, compared to a faster, steady rate of eating.