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Why do we eat more in the winter?

Man’s tendency to eat more during the winter, possibly due to evolutionary reasons, claim british researchers in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Researchers at the University of Exeter argue that people have developed a natural tendency to eat more but without a corresponding control mechanism, in order to prevent overweight or obesity. Dr. Andrew Χιγκινσον, lead researcher, explains that “there just is attributed to the fact that the extra pounds were not a threat to τηνεπιβίωση of our ancestors, while the lack of weight on the contrary, endanger their lives. And the pressure to maintain more σωματικόλίπος the winter was greater, i.e. when they had a problem to find food”. The researchers used a computer model to predict how much fat will need to store people and other mammals. And found that both animals and people tend to gain weight when it’s harder to find food. “The fat storage is an insurance policy against the risk of failure of finding food for the people of the pre-industrial era was more likely in the winter. Therefore, the diet in the winter is the worst option” referred to in the conclusions of the study. And Dr. Χιγκινσον adds that “we would expect the process of evolution of human kind has given us the ability to realize when we have had enough to eat, but instead we have bad control at the sight of the food. Because the food today has so much sugar and taste improvers, the lure for humans to eat is greater than any weak evolutionary mechanism to control the desire for food.

Man’s tendency to eat more during the winter, possibly due to evolutionary reasons, claim british researchers in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Researchers at the University of Exeter argue that people have developed a natural tendency to eat more but without a corresponding control mechanism, in order to prevent overweight or obesity.
Dr. Andrew Χιγκινσον, lead researcher, explains that “there just is attributed to the fact that the extra pounds were not a threat to τηνεπιβίωση of our ancestors, while the lack of weight on the contrary, endanger their lives. And the pressure to maintain more σωματικόλίπος the winter was greater, i.e. when they had a problem to find food”.
The researchers used a computer model to predict how much fat will need to store people and other mammals. And found that both animals and people tend to gain weight when it’s harder to find food. “The fat storage is an insurance policy against the risk of failure of finding food for the people of the pre-industrial era was more likely in the winter. Therefore, the diet in the winter is the worst option” referred to in the conclusions of the study.
And Dr. Χιγκινσον adds that “we would expect the process of evolution of human kind has given us the ability to realize when we have had enough to eat, but instead we have bad control at the sight of the food. Because the food today has so much sugar and taste improvers, the lure for humans to eat is greater than any weak evolutionary mechanism to control the desire for food.

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