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Why We Crave Sugar When We're Stressed

It can happen fast. One minute, you’re indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you’re surrounded by empty candy wrappers — and still craving more. In America, uncontrolled sugar consumption is a concern because of its contributions to obesity and diabetes. A recent study investigated the psychological basis of sugar cravings during times of stress. Researchers proposed that sugar turns down the stress response in the human brain. As a result, we may be consuming sugar as a quick way to hold back feelings of stress.

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