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Why do we eat more when it is cold outside?

Undated (WXOW) - Did you eat more during this week's snow and bitter cold storm? 

A Cardiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical school found many people eat more in the winter. 

A similar study was done at the University of Georgia in 1991.  Researchers tracked how much people ate from one season to the next.  They found people ate about 200 more calories a day when fall arrived.

What the cardiologist found is we seem to be very sensitive to light and so when it gets dark out earlier, our instincts to eat more kick in.

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