Stress may add bite to appetite in women: a laboratory study of stress-induced cortisol and eating behavior

  title={Stress may add bite to appetite in women: a laboratory study of stress-induced cortisol and eating behavior},
  author={E. Epel and Rachel Lapidus and B. Mcewen and K. Brownell},
  • E. Epel, Rachel Lapidus, +1 author K. Brownell
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • To date, there are few known predictors of stress-induced eating. The purpose of this study was to identify whether physiological and psychological variables are related to eating after stress. Specifically, we hypothesized that high cortisol reactivity in response to stress may lead to eating after stress, given the relations between cortisol with both psychological stress and mechanisms affecting hunger. To test this, we exposed fifty-nine healthy pre-menopausal women to both a stress session… CONTINUE READING
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