A recent study at the University of Salzburg found that emotional eaters -- people who use food to regulate negative emotions -- had a stronger appetite response and found food to be more pleasant when experiencing negative emotions compared to neutral emotions. The findings further our understanding about emotional overeating, a risk factor for developing eating disorders such as bulimia, and the results point towards the potential effectiveness of emotion regulation strategies when treating disordered eating.
Negative emotions cause stronger appetite responses in emotional eaters
- 3. 6 2020 (06:00)