Newsmaker: Sherry Pagoto on emotional eating study

By Lisa Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

March 13, 2012

 Sherry Pagoto, PhD


Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist at the UMass Memorial Weight Center, was interviewed by Reuters reporter Amy Norton on a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on “emotional” eating.

The study found that women who reported work burnout were more likely to have a habit of eating when they are stressed, anxious or down, rather than just hungry.

“Work permeates our lives,” said Dr. Pagoto, who was not involved in the study. “People may be in a job where they’re unhappy and eating can become one of the few pleasures in their lives.”

Read the full story: Work burnout tied to "emotional eating" in women: study

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