People Eat More After Memory, Computer Work
People who use their brains to complete tasks eat more than those who just relax, according to a study at Universite Laval in Quebec.Using Brain Makes You Hungrier
Researchers had 14 students try one of three activities: sitting and relaxing; reading and summarizing a text; or completing memory and other tests on a computer.
Students who did the reading ate 203 more calories than those who rested. Those who did the computer work ate 253 more calories. But, researchers said, they had already found that the computer work only used three more calories.
Blood samples also showed that intellectual work causes much bigger fluctuations in glucose and insulin levels.