Study identifies mechanism by which nicotine withdrawal increases junk food consumption: Opioid system may play a role in overeating during nicotine withdrawal, study suggestsNew data collected by researchers demonstrate a clear connection between nicotine withdrawal and poor eating habits. Their findings point to the opioid system, the brain functions responsible for addiction and appetite regulation, as a possible cause for smoker preference of energy-dense, high-calorie food during nicotine withdrawal.
Minnesota researchers uncover why nicotine withdrawal causes junk food cravings | MinnPostThe research team noted a connection between the part of the brain responsible for addiction and appetite regulation as a possible cause for smokers’ cravings for energy-dense, high-calorie foods during nicotine withdrawal.
Do you have 'election stress disorder'? Learn to cope with the anxiety produced by today's politicsThe midterm elections have created an emotionally charged situation for people on both sides of the political aisle. All of that worry and stress can erode mental health and wellbeing. In this NewsMD "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares tips from a University of Minnesota expert about…