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Stress and Overeating

Women who are stressed out may be more likely to overeat by snacking than men who are stressed. Researchers writing in a 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found women who felt high levels of stress tended to snack more after the stressful situation ended than did men. Men did the same amount of snacking whether they were stressed or not, the study found.

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