• Eating styles of 30 obese women and 37 matched women of normal weight were observed unobtrusively in a fast-food restaurant in the search for an "obese eating style" or other differences between the two groups. The size and character of the food was carefully matched by giving each woman a coupon entitling her to a free meal of either 985 or 1,800 calories. There were only small and inconsistent differences between obese and normalweight women. No evidence of an "obese eating style" was found.
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