Cornell Study: Sad Movies Make You Eat More

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ITHACA, NY – Cornell University says a tearjerker movie could end up being a gut-buster. The school’s Food and Brand Lab says people who watch sad movies are likely to eat more than people who watch happy or funny movies. They analyzed discarded popcorn containers from the films Solaris and the comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding. They found people who watched sad movies ate an average of 55% more popcorn. And we eat more of the healthy food that's in front of us, too, according to Cornell professor Brian Wansink. Not only that, it’s believed action TV is fat TV because people are more likely to stay put and eat while watching.

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