|Comfort Food Lives Up to its Name|
|Monday, 30 November 2009 12:18|
SYDNEY, Australia — Everyone may soon have an excuse to eat a burger and fries with news of a recent study that showed comfort nosh relieved anxiety among stressed lab rats.
“Eating palatable food seems to affect neurogenesis similar to the way anti-depressants promote nerve growth in the brain. We need to test this possibility more and trial other interventions such as exercise,” lead researcher, Margaret Morris, said of the findings.