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Men might eat more when women are watching

Researchers found men who dined with at least one woman ate 93% more pizza than their peers who had only male dining companions

Reuters 

If women are prone to "eat like a bird" when men are watching, men might be similarly programmed to "eat like a horse" when women are around, suggests a US study by behavioral scientists. Researchers observed diners at an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet and found men who dined with at least one woman at the table ate 93 per cent more pizza than their peers who had only male dining companions. The tendency to overeat extended to healthier fare as well - men ate 86 per cent more salad in the company of women. "We find that while men disproportionately overeat in ...

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First Published: Sat, November 28 2015. 22:25 IST
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