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How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Complex biochem
Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet.
Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating.

In brief: Complex biochem
Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet.
Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating.
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