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Warning: Action films put viewers at higher risk for overeating
Warning: Action films put viewers at higher risk for overeating

If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies. New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show. "It's something I noticed in myself," said Aner Tal, a researcher with the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. "When I go to the cinema and watch a movie I'm really engrossed in, my popcorn will go from full to empty without me realizing it. But if it is a movie I'm less into, I pay more attention to what I'm eating." There is a large body of evidence that we eat more when we are watching TV, but...

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