Making newbies eat lead may lead to you eating more, a study finds. Research published in online journal Social Psychological and Personality Science shows that teens playing violent video games ate more food while playing than teens who were playing nonviolent games.
The study of 172 Italian high school students from ages 13 to 19 had them play games for 35 minutes after 10 minutes of practice (probably to get used to the controls). They were given either a violent game (an entry from the Grand Theft Auto series) or a nonviolent game (a pinball game or a golf game). Participants were told they could eat freely out of a bowl of M&Ms, but eating a lot of candy quickly was unhealthy.
The teens who were playing the games classified as violent ate over three times as many M&M’s than those who were playing nonviolent games.
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