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The social facilitation of food intake
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    The social facilitation of food intake- A recent experience

    Dear Editor,

    In your May 2007 Edition we read with interest three original articles relating to childhood nutrition and obesity (1-3). This highlights the importance of this topic and the necessity to take practical steps to address the problem. Lumeng and Hillman (1) observed food consumption in 54 preschool children in a group of three or nine children and conclude that children consumed 30% more food when e...

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