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Research examines how emotion, appetite influence eating behaviors

Patrick SweeneyWhy does stress cause some people to lose their appetite and others to gorge? The complex relationships between emotion, genetics and eating patterns are explored by Patrick Sweeney, a neurosciences doctoral candidate in Upstate‘s College of Graduate Studies, who recently published research showing that brain regions involved with emotion and stress are also involved in feeding behavior, something not previously reported. He hopes future research might lead to drugs for individual circuits of the brain, rather than the entire brain. 

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