Dr. Dipak Kumar Dhar, Mr. Ritik Arora


Stress is a part and parcel of our daily lives. One vital life process that is affected by stress in multiple ways is food intake. Stress when acute suppresses food intake and when persistent or chronic increases it. This narrative review is intended to provide a lucid understanding of how the different hypothalamic centres affect our food intake and satiety and how stress fits into this neural circuitry. It also discusses the physiology behind the feeding pattern of “emotional eaters.”


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