Having features of both eating quickly and type A behavior pattern, it is a risk factor for obesity

[Speaker] Ogawa, Sayaka:1,2
[Co-author] Saigo, Tatsuo:1,2, Takeoka, Atsushi:2, Hamaguchi, Toyohiro:3, Shirabe, Susumu:1, Tayama, Jun:1,4
1:Center for Health and Community Medicine, Nagasaki University (Japan), 2:Unit of Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University (Japan), 3:Department of Occupational Therapy Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan (Japan), 4:Graduate School of Education, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan (Japan)

Introduction: Eating quickly leads to obesity. Type A behavior pattern (TABP), which has been characterized as hostility and competitiveness, is also a risk factor for obesity. We conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the relationship between obesity and having features of eating quickly and TABP.
Methods: Participants were 3099 Japanese workers. We collected their data about medical history of hypertension and diabetes, smoking state, exercise habit, drinking status, eating habit, depression, and TABP. Data were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression.
Results: Multivariate odds ratios were calculated that having features eating quickly and TABP is risk factor for obesity after adjustments for age, sex, smoking status, drinking status, exercise status, depression and medical history of hypertension and diabetes (OR = 2.14; 95%CI, 1.24 to 3.66).
Discussion: Results suggest that having features both TABP and eating quickly may be a risk factor for obesity.
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