Fat Kids Find Solace in Food's Welcoming Embrace

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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