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Oral Health Foundation Calls For Stress-Free Working Environments To End Sugar Binges

August 20, 2019
by Open Access Government

According to the charity’s research, those in work can be significantly (up to 28%) more likely to binge on sugar than those out of work1.

Evidence suggests that office workers are the most likely to eat sugary foods and drinks (32%) as a result of stress1. Senior professionals like doctors, lawyers and accountants are also at higher risk (31%)1.

For many years, “comfort eating” has been seen as an excuse to consume unhealthy sugary and fatty foods. In recent decades, scientific studies have found that comfort eating is actually hormone-related and fuelled by our body’s biological response to stressful situations. When put under stress, our body releases a hormone called Cortisol which increases our appetite.

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