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Research - child health - Obesity and anger

Health Bites
By PT Staff -- Publication Date: Jul/Aug 2004

Sunny disposition
Hospital rooms with natural sunlight may ease pain—as well as medical bills. In one study, pain-medication costs for surgical patients in darker rooms were 21 percent higher than those of patients in rooms with plenty of sunlight.
Suppressed feelings
Teenagers who lose their temper or squash feelings of anger are more likely to be overweight than other teens. Researchers say angry kids may calm themselves with carbohydrate-rich or fatty foods.
Sources: American Psychosomatic Society; American Journal of Public Health; American Heart Association 44th Annual Conference; The Smell and Taste Clinic at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

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