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Study: Stress eating linked to weight gain

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Stress eating tends to be associated with reaching for high-fat comfort foods that everybody knows are unhealthy. But it's not just the calories consumed during stress eating that negatively impact one's weight--stress itself could be throwing off metabolism, too, according to FoxNews.com.

In new study from the Ohio State University, researchers found that women who experienced stress in the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than non-stressed women in the time after eating a high-fat meal, which adds up to the equivalent of 11 pounds gained annually.

Researchers concluded that their findings should offer motivation for people to keep healthful foods nearby at all times.

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