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Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post
My guess is the real problem is the quality of food these people are consuming. Hot pockets and oven pizza aren't going to make you slim and trim, and I do the same thing when I do eat during computing.
You do realize the only thing that changes how much bodyfat a person has is their calorie intake right? I don't know why people keep thinking high fat and "bad carb" intake equal fat...
Edited by cougar62 - 5/22/11 at 11:57pm
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post #42 of 131
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Correlation does not imply causation.
You did not read the article.

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Healthy, normal-weight male teens (mean age: ~17 y) were studied in this crossover intervention trial consisting of two 1-h periods. In one period, subjects rested (control period); in the other, they played video games. For both study periods (which occurred at 10:30 AM), the youth reported to a research laboratory after an overnight fast and were provided with a standardized breakfast (8:00 AM). During the intervention periods, blood samples were collected every 10 min, and energy expenditure was assessed by using indirect calorimetry. Immediately thereafter, each participant was offered full access to a spaghetti lunch. Food intake and measurements of hunger, satiety, fullness, and appetite were assessed.

Blood glucose concentrations increased more when playing video games than during the control period, but there was no differential effect on insulin or ghrelin (a hormone thought to signal the sensation of hunger to the brain). Energy expenditure was 21 kcal/h higher during video game play than during the resting condition. However, subjects ate 80 more kilocalories after playing the video games than they did after the control period. This resulted in a net positive energy of 163 kcal during the entire day when video games were played compared with when subjects rested, despite the fact that the subjects reported similar appetite ratings during these periods.

The authors concluded that their results provide preliminary evidence that male teens playing video games for 1 h consume more calories in the short-term than they do after 1 h of rest. Moreover, overconsumption of food after playing video games occurs without changes in perceived hunger and appetite. Additional studies are needed to determine the long-term effects on weight gain and health.
They actually measured higher caloric intake within the experimental period compared to the control period. Higher net caloric intake will eventually lead to weight increase.

This is not your simple "Are you a gamer and for how long do you play per week?" and "lets weigh you once" correlation study.
Edited by Riou - 5/22/11 at 10:55pm
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What!? Im not a teenager, and I love to eat while on the computer, but not gaming, no time. Plus dont wanna get stuff greasy.
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I eat more when just surfing the internets or just watching tv. I usually get too hardcore into when playing games and would rather throw the food at my screen than eat it. : )

Personally I eat more when watching tv. I try not to watch tv.
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I actually find myself drinking a whole lot more than eating anything. I've gone a day or two were I just don't bother eating because I would drink something as soon as I got hungry. I find food distracting and the idea of getting food on or around my mouse and keyboard prevents me from eating like I should.
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I actually find myself drinking a whole lot more than eating anything. I've gone a day or two were I just don't bother eating because I would drink something as soon as I got hungry. I find food distracting and the idea of getting food on or around my mouse and keyboard prevents me from eating like I should.
+1 for drinking. Sodas, beer, tea, whatever. I have to have something.
post #47 of 131
whoever did this study is obviously a tard.
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Not me, I forget to eat XD
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post #49 of 131
I'm 17, I game like every day, I'm almost 2m tall and 65kg in weight. Anti-stereotype much?

For the record, I ate half a pizza plus two more slices later last night.
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Actually I eat less while I'm on the computer playing/working. That's why I'm skinny.
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