Men eat more to im­press women

The Sun (Malaysia) - - LIFESTYLE -

AC­CORD­ING to a study pub­lished in the Evo­lu­tion­ary Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence jour­nal, men eat sig­nif­i­cantly more when din­ing with women in or­der to im­press them.

The study, car­ried out by Cor­nell Univer­sity, looked at 105 adults over a two-week pe­riod who were din­ing in an all-you-can-eat Ital­ian buf­fet restau­rant.

Re­searchers noted the num­ber of pizza slices and the num­ber of salad bowls eaten by each of the par­tic­i­pants, with pizza recorded as an un­healthy food and salad as a healthy food.

Re­searchers also recorded the gen­der of the par­tic­i­pants’ din­ing part­ner or part­ners. They also asked the din­ers to an­swer ques­tions be­fore leav­ing the restau­rant re­gard­ing how hur­ried they felt dur­ing eat­ing, how phys­i­cally com­fort­able they felt, and how much they think they over­ate.

Re­sults showed that men who dined in the com­pany of at least one woman ate sig­nif­i­cantly more of both healthy and un­healthy food, than they did when din­ing with only other men.

In con­trast, the amount eaten by women didn’t change at all whether they dined with men or other women. – AFP-Re­laxnews

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