Program type could influence viewer snacking habits, study says

Watching action films could have you snacking more than viewing a television show that is considered to be more boring, such as a talk show.

It is known that watching a lot of TV encourages a sedentary lifestyle which can lead to weight gain.

This is the first study to look at how the types of programs influence eating habits.

Researchers say it did not matter if snacks were healthy or not.

The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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