Cheering for a Bad Football Team Will Make You Fatter

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Here’s another reason not to cheer for the Jets: According to a study from the INSEAD business school, fatty-food consumption spikes in cities the day after their football team loses. Per the study, saturated-fat intake can rise by as much as 20 percent after a loss (it decreases an average of 16 percent when a team wins). The effects were most pronounced in cities typically associated with football fandom, with Pittsburgh ranking as the worst offender. [NYT]