Study: Losing Sports Teams May Make You Fat

Study: Losing Sports Teams May Make You Fat

Sports fans may be more prone to gorging on food–and putting on the pounds–after their team loses, according to a study.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “powerless fans may also find themselves losing self-control after a loss, including the ability to say no to a giant plate of nachos.”

The publication cites a study by “Yann Cornil and Pierre Chandon of the European business school” that found that “saturated-fat consumption spikes by 16% for fans after the loss of a beloved NFL team. After a victory, fat consumption goes down by 9%, and overall calorie consumption by 5%.”

That study was published “online in August in Psychological Science, looked at intake data from American households in 2004 and 2005 during the NFL season”: