Food consumption inhibits pain-related behaviors.

@article{Mason2009FoodCI,
  title={Food consumption inhibits pain-related behaviors.},
  author={Peggy Mason and Hayley Foo},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1170},
  pages={
          399-402
        }
}
The function of the endogenous analgesia system under natural circumstances has been little explored. Our recent work shows that animals are significantly less responsive to noxious stimulation during slow wave sleep, micturition, and while eating than during quiet wake. The analgesia associated with eating is dependent on activity in the medullary raphe magnus, the final common brain stem region in endogenous analgesia pathways. Eating analgesia does not depend on energy-depletion due to food… CONTINUE READING
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