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Friday, September 4, 2015

FEELING “HANGRY”? YOU’RE NOT ALONE

The Oxford English dictionary has recently added the word “Hangry” to its lexicon. The announcement comes as new research reveals how people can suffer from becoming bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. Research has shown that people who make decisions on an empty stomach are nearly twice as likely to make the wrong one compared to people who have eaten. In clinical trials, 62% of adults got more decisions wrong when they were hungry than when they were not. Less than a third of participants who had gone for at least four hours without food managed to find the correct solution to a problem. But after eating a well-balanced meal, nearly half were able to make the right decision, according to researchers.

SOURCE: Herts & Essex Observer, 8/28/15, Don't be Hangry