Bad news, emotional eaters: food doesn't deal with the underlying problem you are reacting to. But there are reasons for your choices.
Medical researchers have for the first time demonstrated that "comfort eating" can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma experienced early in life.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have shown that 'comfort eating' is not a socially contrived phenomenon - but rather one based in biology. The result could explain why some people over-eat when under stress.