What the study found is that the teenagers who were playing games eat, on average, 163 calories more than the teenagers who were doing something else. On top of that, the gamers didn’t actually burn any more calories than the control group, so the increased calorie intake wasn’t replaced by the energy spent on all that thumb movement or anything. There were also no biological indicators of stress in these gamers, so that couldn’t explain it either.
What do you guys think the reason for the increased caloric intake was? Do you tend to eat more while gaming?
Link Via Geekosystem
Doesn't this sound wrong to anybody?
"Gamers and television watchers both take in more calories in the absence of hunger,"
All very strange. I can believe television is boring and you start eating, but gaming is not boring or you wouldn't be doing it, it's not passive like TV.
Does one eat more after being on the computer?
I think you would need to compare it to other sedentary activities.