CHICAGO (CBS) — If you feel hungrier than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic you’re not alone; well, actually you are, and that’s the problem.
Scientists say loneliness and isolation trigger similar signals in the brain, so you might not be hungry for food, you’re actually craving human contact.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say it’s the first study to link loneliness with hunger.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight
They say the study shows that human connection is as fundamental as our need to eat.
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