Action films encourage overeating - study

  • 02/09/2014

Attention all action film lovers - you may not like what scientists have just discovered.

It appears that in a new study, researchers have found a link between the action genre and obesity.

AUT Applied Ecology Institute director Steve Pointing says the link between obesity and watching TV has been known for a long time, but this is the first time a particular type of viewing content has been linked to weight and health issues.

Action films, compared to other types of entertainment, encouraged test subjects to eat more snack food.

But what about them that makes people want to gorge on treats?

Watch the video for the full chat with Steve Pointing.

source: newshub archive