Between keeping track of the score, the clock, the down and yardage, the Super Bowl involves a lot of number-watching, but what viewers tend not to count during the wing-munching, chip-chomping free-for-all are calories.
And with ads full of taco-loving senior citizens and a violent (screaming) goat who really loves his Doritos, it feels more natural to laugh it off and take another bite - maybe even do a snack run for tacos and Doritos.
"There's definitely a lot of evidence that advertising is extremely persuasive," said Sara Bleich, a health policy professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "The Super Bowl is sort of a free license for gluttony across all demographic groups.
Bleich compared the Super Bowl to Thanksgiving, and said she guesses people consume "thousands" of calories before the best team wins.
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