Football season is upon us, and as you cheer for your favorite team, keep in mind there's more to winning and losing than you think-- your health.
In fact, a loss for the team could mean a gain for you. The journal Psychological Science took a look at what happens to fans the day after an NFL game. It found fans of the winning team eat healthier foods, while the losing fans eat 16 percent more fats and sugars.
Researchers say the difference was especially defined if the game was close, or an upset, and in cities with a strong fan base.
Researchers explain the cause is because the winning fans are uplifted and then show more self control while losing fans feel an identity threat.
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