If you’re packing on the pounds, your Facebook habit may be to blame, according to new research.
The Journal of Consumer Research says while 5 minutes of Facebook can briefly raise your self-esteem, it reduces your self-control, which leads people to indulge more.
Some 470 people were surveyed about their Internet and Facebook use, along with their health and financial behaviors. Heavy Facebook users had a BMI (body mass index) of 26, while infrequent users had a BMI of 24.
Frequent users also had higher instances of binge eating.
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