Scientists who are probably just trying to make themselves feel better are always doing some study on fat kids, with grim results. The latest: being ostracized just makes fat kids more fat. Yea, well, so?

They made fat kids play a video game—and then, in a cruel replica of real life's harsh edges, the fat kids' characters were "excluded or ostracized during the game." Well, you can guess what happened:

The overweight kids consumed 200 calories more when their video character was excluded from the game than when the character was included.

The normal-weight children didn't eat more when their video characters were ostracized.

The fat kids are actually better at video games, though, so screw you.

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