Cardiologist talks with NPR on winter eating

December 19, 2011
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Ira Ockene, MD, the Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, talked with NPR recently on seasonal variation of eating patterns and why it seems people eat more in the wintertime. “We are driven by things implanted in our brain a long, long time ago,” Ockene told NPR reporter Allison Aubrey, explaining that primitive impulses compel people to stockpile calories for the long, cold days ahead.

 

Hear the full story: Winter Munchies: Do We Eat More In Colder Months?