This week: Emotional eating, 3-D mammography and more
Why does stress cause some people to lose their appetite and others to gorge?
Patrick Sweeney explores the complex relationships between emotion, genetics and eating patterns on this week's HealthLink on Air. He's 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.
Also this week: bone marrow transplant, and the merits of 3-D mammography.