Sports Fans Tend To Eat More Saturated Fat, Sugar After A Big Loss

The Huffington Post:

A tub of ice cream doesn’t just help numb the pain after a bad break-up — it also seems to be what we turn to after our favorite team loses the big game, according to a new study.

Researchers from the INSEAD Business School found that fans of a losing NFL team tend to eat more saturated fat and sugar the Monday after the game, compared with fans of the winning team.

For the study, published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers looked at data on food consumption in more than two dozen cities. They examined food consumption habits on typical Mondays, and the Mondays after NFL games (for those cities with NFL teams) that took place over the weekends.

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