Navigation Links
Can action movies make you fat?
Date:9/1/2014

Is television making us fat? An increasing amount of research shows an association between TV viewing and higher food consumption and a more sedentary lifestyle. Now, a new Cornell University study points out that not all TV is alike. Some TV programs might lead people to eat twice as much as other programs! "We find that if you're watching an action movie while snacking your mouth will see more action too!" says Aner Tal, Ph.D. lead author on the new article just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. "In other words, the more distracting the program is the more you will eat."

In the study, conducted by researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, 94 undergraduates snacked on M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching 20 minutes of television programming. A third of the participants watched a segment of the action movie The Island, a third watched a segment from the talk show, the Charlie Rose Show, and a third watched the same segment from The Island without sound.

"People who were watching The Island ate almost twice as many snacks 98% more than those watching the talk show!" says co-author Brian Wansink, author of Slim by Design (forthcoming) and Professor and Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. "Even those watching "The Island" without sound ate 36% more." People watching the more distracting content also consumed more calories, with 354 calories consumed by those watching The Island (314 calories with no sound) compared to 215 calories consumed by those watching the Charlie Rose Show.

"More stimulating programs that are fast paced, include many camera cuts, really draw you in and distract you from what you are eating. They can make you eat more because you're paying less attention to how much you are putting in your mouth," explains Tal. Because of this, programs that engage viewers more might wind up being worse for their diets!

So what can you d
'/>"/>

Contact: Aner Tal
at425@cornell.edu
Cornell Food & Brand Lab
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mimicking natural evolution with promiscuous reactions to improve the diversity of drugs
2. Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
3. Older adults nearly twice as likely to have memories affected by distractions
4. A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action
5. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Certain Officers - PVCT
6. Scientists watch photosynthesis in action
7. Research explains action of drug that may slow aging, related disease
8. Scientists discover the basis of allergic reactions
9. Paired enzyme action in yeast reveals backup system for DNA repair
10. UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations
11. UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Can action movies make you fat?
(Date:10/16/2014)... have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining ... for how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced ... regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature of the ... in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists ... Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... causes severe respiratory tract infections and worldwide claims ... at VIB and Ghent University have succeeded in ... common virus infection. , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): ... the way for the development of a novel ... causes suffering in numerous small children and elderly ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market announces that ... Smart Wallet, at the 13 th annual Future ... conference on the intersection of technology and the economy. ... founder and publisher of the Strategic News Service™, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine 2NXT-ID Inc. to Present at 13th Annual FiRe Conference 2NXT-ID Inc. to Present at 13th Annual FiRe Conference 3
... the potential to cause disease in plants or animals, ... Americas by hitchhiking on microscopic dust particles kicked up ... today at the 106th General Meeting of the American ... presents evidence of early summer survival and transport of ...
... the end-Cretaceous mass extinction was much more chaotic than ... that at certain times and places, plant and insect ... they are today. The extinction took place 65.5 million ... beginning of the Cenozoic Era and the Paleocene Epoch. ...
... disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and ... fractures and deformities, afflicts some 10 million Americans over ... of Public Health (HSPH) have discovered that eliminating a ... in bone mass throughout their skeletal system. The results ...
Cached Biology News:Microbes hitchhike across Atlantic on desert dust 2Insect predation sheds light on food web recovery after the dinosaur extinction 2Insect predation sheds light on food web recovery after the dinosaur extinction 3Insect predation sheds light on food web recovery after the dinosaur extinction 4Research identifies protein in mice that regulates bone formation 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the Company") today announced four new ... and provides a good start to Q4.  The orders are for ... and one in the Middle East . ... Peter Bruijns , President & CEO. "Total bidding activity and ... have been for any complete year since the company has tracked ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Earle Martin , Chief Executive ... Ellen Teplitzky, an experienced attorney specializing in business ... has joined the firm as Director of Legal ... NDA Partners provides legal services, including research, ... top law firms and their clients in cases ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Bromine ... in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. ... Pacific Bromine Market report, to get an idea ... a glimpse of the segmentation in the Asia-Pacific ... and figures. , http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-bromine-6741503144.html , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The report "Unmanned Ground Vehicle ... Technology, Payload, Type & by Geography - Forecasts ... unmanned ground vehicle market into various sub segments ... sizes. The report also identifies the factors driving ... along with the adoption trends. , The unmanned ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NDA Partners Appoints Ellen Teplitzky, JD as Director of its Legal Services Practice 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Market Estimated to Reach $8.26 Billion by 2020 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... Within the First Eight Months Since its Introduction in ... VYVANSE has Achieved Over One Million ... to Significantly Improve the Symptoms of ADHD (Inattention, ... 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Shire plc (LSE: SHP) (NASDAQ: SHPGY,), the ...
... provides ,out-of-box, integrated repetitive manufacturing ... discrete manufacturers using SAP(R) ERP, ATLANTA, April ... systems (MES) for the integrated enterprise,announced today the ... A packaged composite application for use with the ...
... system intended for hospitals and ... industrial facilities ... PEAT,International, Inc., ("PEAT") a global leader in plasma-based waste,remediation solutions, ... at the Gujarat Industrial Development,Corporation near the Jayaben Modi Hospital ...
Cached Biology Technology:FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 2FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 3FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 4FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 5FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 6FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 7FDA Approves VYVANSE(TM) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), the First and Only Once-Daily Prodrug Stimulant to Treat ADHD in Adults 8Visiprise Enhances Its Shop Floor Integration Solution for Manufacturers 2Visiprise Enhances Its Shop Floor Integration Solution for Manufacturers 3Visiprise Enhances Its Shop Floor Integration Solution for Manufacturers 4PEAT International Commissions Plasma-Based Waste Treatment Facility Designed Specifically for Onsite Waste Processing 2PEAT International Commissions Plasma-Based Waste Treatment Facility Designed Specifically for Onsite Waste Processing 3
... Immunogen: Peptide corresponding to ... mouse, and rat phospho-FAK (Ser843) ... Quality Assurance: ... Molecular Weight: ...
Molecular Biology grade. Ideally suited for DNA and RNA separation and recovery. High gel strength. Gelling temp. 36C. Melting temp. 88C. EEO: 0.05-0.13 Resolution 0.2-40 kb; Rnase/Dnase: none detec...
Rabbit polyclonal to Quinolinic acid ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic quinolinic acid conjugated to bovine serum albumin....
Phospho-YAP (Ser127) Antibody Ship: Hot Store: -20 C...
Biology Products: