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Do executive functions affect the link between stress and overeating?

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We are all aware of the phenomenon of stressed-out 'comfort eating', where one tends to overeat while 'biting off more than they can chew' - both literally and figuratively. This raises some worrying health-related questions; does stress inevitably destroy our waistlines? What might influence this relationship? To answer these questions, this study focuses on disentangling the effects of stress and executive functioning on our eating behaviours.

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