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Issue 14, Fall 2013

The Neurophysiological Factors Associated With Comfort Foods

Ashlyn Brown, Janice De Sousa and Elisabeth Russell What kind of foods you crave when you are "up" or "down"… tired or sick? And what kind of food comforts students during their exiting and challenging medical training? What kind of food comforts them when they face academic, psychosocial and physical stressors, far away from home and without the support taken for granted? Are those "comfort-foods" nostalgic, indulgence, convenience or physical? And, the most important question is probably: Do students, while learning to help the others, neglect their own health and well-being?

Medical student research about comfort foods

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