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Comfort food: A review

Abstract:

Everyone has heard of comfort foods, but what exactly are they, and what influence, if any, do they actually have over our mood? In this review, I summarize the literature on this important topic, highlighting the role that comfort foods play in alleviating loneliness by priming positive thoughts of previous social interactions, at least amongst those who are securely attached. The evidence concerning individual differences in the kinds of food that are likely to constitute comfort food for d...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.ijgfs.2017.07.001

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Department:
Somerville College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
105-109
Publication date:
2017-07-05
Acceptance date:
2017-07-15
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EISSN:
1878-4518
ISSN:
1878-450X
Pubs id:
pubs:730949
URN:
uri:7e79d0ff-f7e2-46be-be84-6f26ea614770
UUID:
uuid:7e79d0ff-f7e2-46be-be84-6f26ea614770
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pubs:730949

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