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ON THE NEWS: STRESS ACTIVATES CERTAIN HORMONES LOCATED IN ORAL TASTE BUDS
Researchers from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA studied mouse models to understand why we reach for the sweet stuff when we’re feeling emotional. Researchers found the stress can increase the body’s secretion of a hormone called glucocorticoids (GCs).
These receptors, which are located on the tongue, are found in cells that make up taste receptors that identify sweet, savory, and bitter tastes. Researchers point out that taste buds aren’t just found on the tongue, but in the gut and pancreas as well.
“Sweet taste may be particularly affected by stress,” said lead study author M. Rockwell Parker. “Our results may provide a molecular mechanism to help explain why some people eat more sugary foods when they are experiencing intense stress.”
Instead of searching for which foods to eat when you’re stressed, go on a 10-minute walk, attend a yoga class, or spend time with the family. There are various activities we can do to keep our mind off of food. sg