Find yourself heading to the fridge after your favorite NFL team suffers an overtime defeat to a rival?
You're not alone: Researchers found that fans in cities whose teams had lost games on Sunday ate 10 percent more calories the next day, including 16 percent more saturated fat. Fans in cities with a team that won actually ate less than usual: 5 percent fewer calories, and 9 percent less saturated fat, according to a study published in the journal Pyschological Science.
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To find out whether eating habits were affected by watching sporting events, the researchers had 726 people keep food diaries Sundays through Tuesdays when their local NFL team played.
Turns out that if you live in a football-crazy town, the binging was even more pronounced: In the eight cities with the most devoted fans, people consumed 28 percent more saturated fat after a defeat and 16 percent less after a victory.
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Similar research on French soccer fans produced similar results.