Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003530
Title: Stress-related eating behavior in adults with obesity
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Stress eating or emotional eating is nothing but consuming food in response to any sorts of emotion, particularly when one is not hungry. The level of stress hormone called cortisol goes up while we are stressed, due to this reason, the insulin level rises and our blood sugar drops down so that we crave for sugary and fatty foods. Aim: The aim of the study is to access the prevalence of the stress-related eating behavior among obese adults as a major aspect. Objective: This study is to explore whether stress causes the abnormal eating behavioral habit among the young obese adults or not. Materials and Methods: Compulsive Eating Scale and the Stressful Situations Questionnaire were given to 43 males and 101 females participants of the age groups of 18–35 years and 36–55 years. Each participant was advised to fill the survey questionnaire honestly. The next step was to collect the survey for statistical analysis for the overall population. Results: The results show that about 66% of the population has abnormal eating behavior only due to stress. Conclusion: Thus, the results significantly imply that abnormal eating behavior is mostly prevalent only due to stress in obese adults.

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    J. Dhivyadharshini, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayathridevi

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    J. Dhivyadharshini, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayathridevi

    Title:Stress-related eating behavior in adults with obesity
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (926-928)
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    Methodology:Body mass index, Diet, Eating behavior, Stress
    Research Materials:101 females participants of the age groups of 18–35 years and 36–55 years

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Body mass index Diet Eating behavior Stress

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