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Why Do We Eat Comfort Food

Understanding Oprah's Mac-and-Cheese Binge From an Evolutionary Perspective

Thea Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thea Singer

That we reach for greasy gloppy goodies when we're stressed is an evolutionary necessity, wired into our brains to ensure our survival as a species. But now, "comfort food" is so accessible that the circuit has gone haywire.