Ghrelin Likely Involved In Why We Choose ‘Comfort Foods’ When Stressed

Saturday, Aug. 13th 2011 6:40 AM

We are one step closer to deciphering why some stressed people indulge in chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie, high-fat comfort foods. UT Southwestern Medical Center-led findings, in a mouse study, suggest that ghrelin the so-called “hunger hormone” is involved in triggering this reaction to high stress situations.


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