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+ - SPAM: Heavy mental effort leads to much bigger meals

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Anti-Globalism writes "But a preliminary study from a group of researchers in Quebec suggest that working on a computer may have an additional impact on our waistlines: taxing mental effort appears to cause people to eat significantly more food, even though it doesn't burn many more calories than sitting around and relaxing.

The publication, published in a journal called Psychosomatic Medicine, arose from a pilot study that the researchers were performing in order to determine whether a potential connection between mental effort and eating was worth following up on. But, with only 14 students enrolled, they actually discovered a statistically significant effect of what they call "knowledge-based work" (KBW), and so were able to publish even their initial efforts."

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