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Friday, June 24, 2011

HEALTH RESEARCH: Stress ‘really leads to comfort eating’!


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Researchers at the University of Texas have found that levels of ghrelin increased during prolonged periods of stress and also appeared to fuel cravings for fatty food, the British media reported.File Photo
Researchers at the University of Texas have found that levels of ghrelin increased during prolonged periods of stress and also appeared to fuel cravings for fatty food, the British media reported.File Photo - The Hindu.

It’s official. Stress drives people to comfort eating, says a scientific research.
Binging on sugary or fatty foods has long been thought to be connected to stress or anxiety. But until now, scientists have not been able to find a link. Now, a U.S. team has found stress hormone ghrelin which causes comfort eating.
In their study, researchers at the University of Texas have found that levels of ghrelin increased during prolonged periods of stress and also appeared to fuel cravings for fatty food, the British media reported.

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