ABC World News (7/10, story 6, 0:35, Sawyer) reported on a new study suggesting that people may eat less when their food is cut into smaller pieces.
On its website, ABC News (7/11, Tackett) reports that for the study, presented at the international conference for the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, investigators "gave 301 hungry college students either a whole bagel or the same bagel cut into four separate pieces."
WebMD (7/11, DeNoon) reports, "The group that got the whole bagel ate a little more of it than those who got the cut-up bagel. But the real difference came 20 minutes later, when all of the students were offered a free meal." The researchers found that "those who'd eaten the cut-up bagel -- even though they'd eaten a little less -- ate less of the free meal."