Binge-type eating attenuates corticosterone and hypophagic responses to restraint stress.

@article{Kinzig2008BingetypeEA,
  title={Binge-type eating attenuates corticosterone and hypophagic responses to restraint stress.},
  author={Kimberly P. Kinzig and Sara L Hargrave and Mary Ann Honors},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 1-2},
  pages={108-13}
}
Binge eating has been associated with stress responses. Data in rats suggest that activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is suppressed by consumption of a high sucrose diet, and is increased with exposure to a high fat diet. Additionally, the choice to consume a highly palatable food following exposure to a stressor results in reduced corticosterone levels. To test the effects of intermittent access to a high sugar/high fat food on stress hormone levels, rats were given… CONTINUE READING