Why You Should Never Make A Decision When You Are Hungry

chefGhrelin, the hunger hormone, could interfere with decision making and rationality. The hormone has been implicated in reward behavior such as drug addiction.

The research carried out with rats investigated the potential role of ghrelin in impulsive behavior. “Impulsivity” meant both impulsive action and impulsive choice.

Injecting ghrelin into the rats’ brains made them unable resist pressing the levers, meaning they had greater impulsivity. Blocking ghrelin on the other hand reduced impulsive behavior in a big way. It gives credence to efforts to develop ghrelin antagonists to fight off obesity and manage drug intake.

Bottom line: Don’t make big decisions when you’re hungry. Eat, and think it through carefully.

Read the full story here

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310140.php

Image courtesy of stockimages/www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Book Online
Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.

Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.

Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.

Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.