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(p. 266) Stress and Reward: Neural Networks, Eating, and Obesity 

(p. 266) Stress and Reward: Neural Networks, Eating, and Obesity
(p. 266) Stress and Reward: Neural Networks, Eating, and Obesity

Elissa S. Epel

, A. Janet Tomiyama

, and Mary F. Dallman

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date: 09 May 2021

Chapter 40 explores stress and reward, neural networks, eating, and obesity. It outlines basic mechanisms underlying homeostatic eating and stress-related overeating, the stress-hedonic eating model (including limbic structures, stress and cortisol, stress stimulation of the reward system, maintenance of stress eating, habit-driven comfort food eating in the absence of active stress, and impaired prefrontal cortex/limbic balance), dietary restraints, contrasting stress eating versus homeostatic eating, and consequences of a chronically stressed society and interventions for stress eating.

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