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"Night Eating Syndrome" May Be Related To The Performance Of The Body -- Not The Mind

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February 18, 2002
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According to new research findings by Norwegian physiologists, the midnight raid on the refrigerator may not be the product of an insatiable appetite. Instead, the night eater may be suffering from a failure of the body to respond appropriately to stress. In addition to irregular eating habits, this condition can lead to a number of harmful psychological and physical disorders. “Night eating syndrome” will soon join the ranks of conditions related to the performance of the body, and not state of mind.

Bethesda, MD (February 4, 2002) -- According to new research findings by Norwegian physiologists, the midnight raid on the refrigerator may not be the product of an insatiable appetite. Instead, the night eater may be suffering from a failure of the body to respond appropriately to stress. In addition to irregular eating habits, this condition can lead to a number of harmful psychological and physical disorders. “Night eating syndrome” will soon join the ranks of conditions related to the performance of the body, and not state of mind.


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