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And it is not just the after-hours routine that's disconcerting. Staying fixated on computers or smart phones practically all day long is commonplace for many. As a consequence, distracted eating has become the norm rather than the exception in many people's lives.
Scientists have long searched for answers why food that is fatty, salty or sweet is so popular, in fact to the extent that many of us have a hard time stopping ourselves from overindulging in edibles we know are not particularly healthy but give us so much pleasure. Possible explanations go in all sorts of directions