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Study Finds Average US Gamers Fat, Depressed, and 35

August 19, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Gaming

Pull the average guy out of the collective American gaming community and you’ll probably have a fat 35-year-old who’s also feeling the blues. At least, that’s what the academic mash-up of the CDC, Emory University, and Andrews University asserts as a “hypothesis.”

Serious Business

Serious Business

It’s easy to believe something, especially when the results of a scientific study confirm common sense. Consider:

  • Gamers can afford top-of-the-line equipment = job = “young professional”
  • Gamers spend the whole day in front of the computer/console = lack of physical activity
  • Gamers would rather spend hours finishing that irritatingly difficuly boss, than go out = lack of social interaction

Yes sirree, that’s one plus and two very big minuses. Good thing I decided to hit the gym, hunkify myself, and spend my nights with beautiful women and alpha dog men! At least, that’s what I tell myself as I write this, ending another 10-hour PC session. Excuse me while I slowly shuffle to a corner and cry my depressed heart out.

Just to be clear though: the study was conducted back in 2006, and we all know 3 years is an eternity nowadays, right? Here’s to hoping that gaming’s now more mainstream, and that there are more gamer-slash-health-nuts out there.


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One Response to “Study Finds Average US Gamers Fat, Depressed, and 35”
  1. PCTechBytes says:

    That’s no surprise. Humans need sunlight and to socialize with others. We try to limit our kids with their gaming and force them outdoors.

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